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The Map Department sells a few cartographic items, mainly on behalf of local societies. They are only available for sale during normal opening hours and to access the Map Room you will need a valid Readers ticket for the University Library. If you do not have a Readers ticket and would like copies of the maps posted to you or would like to buy copies of the maps in bulk, please contact the relevant publisher directly. We also usually have free Cambridge city cycling maps available, and copies of the University of Cambridge Official Map for sale.

Cambridgeshire Records Society Publications

Baker‘s Map of the University and Town of Cambridge, 1830

Richard Baker‘s New Map of the University and Town of Cambridge, published in 1830, is an exact and very detailed snapshot of the topography of the city and its surroundings as they were in that year; it extends from Chesterton to Grantchester. Drawn on a large scale, about nine inches to a mile, it is one of the most accurate and beautiful examples of Victorian cartography. 
Price: £4.50 (Cheques should be made payable to the Cambridgeshire Records Society)

Cambridge 1574-1904  !! Sorry, we no longer have any copies of this and it is probably out of print. A copy can be seen in the Map Room !!

A portfolio of twelve maps illustrating the changing plan of Cambridge from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, accompanied by an introductory booklet. Although primarily selected to show the growth of the city, the maps also illustrate how the techniques and styles of mapping changed during this period. 
Price: £7.50 (Cheques should be made payable to the Cambridgeshire Records Society)

Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fens 1658

A colour reprint in sixteen sheets of the original edition of Moore's Mapp from the unique copy in the National Archives, together with a CD containing a digital copy of that edition and of the 1684 reprint by Moses Pitt and the 1706 reprint by Christopher Brown. An accompanying booklet discusses Moore and his place in the history of cartography and provides biographical details of the men whose arms appear around the 1658 map.
Price: £26.50 (Special offer price (normally £36). Cheques should be made payable to the Cambridgeshire Records Society).

Cambridge in 1885 & 1886  !! Sorry, this is currently out of print. A copy can be seen in the Map Room !!

This portfolio of 60 maps shows late 19th century Cambridge in great detail including house shapes, gardens with paths, trees and planting. Streets include lamp posts and drain covers. Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey plan of urban Cambridge and originally published at a scale of 1:500, this slightly reduced edition is at approximately 1:1260 (1 inch to 105 feet) and is accompanied by an introductory booklet. 
Price: £9.50

Members of the Society receive further discounts on all of the above prices. Please make your membership known to a member of the Map Room staff at the time of purchasing.

The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques (made payable to Cambridgeshire Records Society) for these items.

Cambridgeshire Archives Service Publication

  • Ancient county and parish boundaries of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire

Based on the Archives Service map of 1979 this map shows the county and parish boundaries at an approximate scale of 1:250,000 (4 miles to 1 inch) 
Price: £1

The Map Room is able to accept cash payments only for this map

Charles Close Society

Two-and-a-half-inch Map of East Anglia, Sheet 85NE (Cambridge), Ordnance Survey, 1914
(Maps from the past - number 5). Reprint published 2014 by the Charles Close Society. ISBN 978-1-870598-55-2. Colour reprint of original map with essay by Richard Oliver.
Price: £6
The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques (made payable to the Charles Close Society) for this item.

Other items

Ordnance Survey Map Data

It is possible to take a limited number of prints from this data for private or non-commercial purposes only. Copyright restrictions apply. Maps are A4 in size on an A3 piece of paper. Please follow the above link for more information. 
Price: £1

The Map Room is able to accept cash and cheques made payable to Cambridge University Library for these maps.

Imaging Services / Digital Content Unit

The Library's Digital Content Unit is able to provide electronic and paper reproductions of most items in our collection. There will be a wait for this service and copyright restrictions can apply. The cost and options available for reproduction will vary depending on the item in question. Please contact the Map Room or Imaging Services for more information.


Image credit: extract from cover of Charles Close Society 'Maps from the past, number 5'  Maps.c.G.0108.5

Opening hours


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *


Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

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