Cambridge University Library
01223 333041 / +44 1223 333041 or
01223 333042 / +44 1223 333042
All visitors to Cambridge University Library and the Map Department must first obtain a Library Readers' Card. All enquiries regarding admission should be directed to the Admissions Office: Email firstname.lastname@example.org ; Tel.: +44 (0) 1223-333030.
Members of the Charles Close Society wishing to consult the Charles Close Society Archives will not be charged for a ticket on production of their current CCS membership card providing that they have first contacted Anne Taylor, Head of Cambridge University Library Map Department.
For those who are unable to visit the Library, the Map Department staff are happy to deal with enquiries by telephone, letter or email. We regret, however, that it is not possible to undertake extensive research on behalf of enquirers. Requests for reproductions must be received in writing.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223-333041
Fax: +44 (0) 1223-333160 (marked for the attention of the Map Department)
Unfortunately the Department is not able to provide valuations: for this you should contact an antiquarian bookseller or auction house. MapRecord Publications has a list of dealers in antiquarian maps on its website. Also look at London Map Fairs; The Marketplace and Map Collecting sections of the Map History / History of Cartography site. For a guide to prices the OldMaps.com website is a useful place to look. See also Map Department Information Sheet 1G - Dealers in old maps and atlases (a MS Word document) or ask a member of Map Department staff for a copy. Or have a look at websites such as Biblio.com and Abebooks.
Conservation and Repair
The Library has a Conservation Department who may be able to advise on the repair and conservation of items (01223 747410). The Conservation Register is a service provided by the Institute of Conservation with register of accredited conservator-restorers in the UK and Ireland, and guides on the conservation of various materials. Suppliers of conservation materials can be found listed on the Map Curators' Toolbox
- Anne Taylor (Head of Map Department)
- Vacancy (Deputy Head of Map Department)
- Karen Amies
- Michael Taylor
- Ian Pittock
- Anna Reynolds
Image credit: extract from Maps.Ms.Plans.1026