Catalogue description Maps and plans formerly held by the Public Record Office Library
|Title:||Maps and plans formerly held by the Public Record Office Library|
Maps and plans formerly held by the Public Record Office library: miscellaneous maps and atlases in ZMAP 1, atlases formerly held by HM Customs in ZMAP 2, atlases formerly held by Inland Revenue in ZMAP 3, maps of London reproduced by the London Topographical Society in ZMAP 4, facsimile reproductions of maps and charts in ZMAP 5, and Ordnance Survey of Scotland maps, 1858-1887, in ZMAP 6
The material in this department is non record material originally held in the Library.
During the 1990s, efforts were made to identify and list all the maps held by the Public Record Office Library (whether in the library rooms or in the public reading rooms) according to provenance. Items identified as being of Admiralty, Colonial Office, State Paper Office, Treasury or War Office provenance were added to ADM 7, CO 1047, SP 112, T 63 and WO 78 respectively. Other items were sorted and now constitute the ZMAP series.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Non record material|
Public Record Office, 1838-2003
|Physical description:||6 series|
|Custodial history:||At various dates and from various provenances, the Public Record Office has acquired a miscellany of maps and plans, which were placed in the Public Record Office Library. Here they remained, largely inaccessible, until 1977, when the bound atlas volumes were moved to the open access shelves in the Map Room at Kew.|
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