This database contains a variety of maps from England created between 1695 and 1940. Most are maps of a county. They vary in details shown, but they typically include town names, roads, rivers, canals, railroads, and other features.
This is an image-only collection. These records can be browsed by place.
Maps, atlases, and gazetteers are essential tools for family historians. Maps may be either topographical (emphasizing land forms) or historical (emphasizing historical events) in nature, though either type can show cultural features, such as the town and creek names that are so important for research.
From Loretto Dennis Szucs, "The Historical Dimension," in Family History Made Easy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998).