Map Collection


The Library holds copies of almost all of the maps of Manchester and Salford published between 1650 and 1850, including copies of each of the two prospects – Buck’s 1728 and Whitworth’s 1734. These elevational views provide a fascinating glimpse of the fast-developing town. There are also examples of the five pictorial maps published by Casson and Berry between 1741 and 1757.

If you have an interest in maps of the North West, you may want to know about the CD-ROM of early maps from Chetham’s Collections sold by Digital Archives Association.