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Rare Maps

The Charles Close Society is assembling a collection of digital images of Ordnance Survey maps and related publications which survive in tiny numbers, and which may thus be at risk of extinction. The images are held in the Map Department, Cambridge University Library, at reference CCSA 218A and 218B. Arrangements for access are posted on the Archive page. Second copies of many of those from number 16 onwards may also be viewed by arrangement in the Map Library, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

These maps have been divided up by scale and can be seen here:



IMPORTANT TO VIEWING THE IMAGES
The images in this section require Flash software to be enabled in the browser you are using. If this isn't turned on, here are some instructions to turn this on:

In Google Chrome

  1. Go to the top right of the screen and select the 3 vertical dots, then select 'Settings' from the drop-down menu.
  2. Scroll down the resultant page to 'Privacy and security' and select 'Site Settings'.
  3. Scroll down the resultant page to 'Content' and select 'Flash'.
  4. Turn on 'Ask first' here.

In Microsoft Edge

  1. Go to the top right of the screen and select the 3 horizontal dots, then select 'Settings' from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the left navigation, select 'Site Permissions'.
  3. In Site permissions, select 'Adobe Flash'.
  4. Set the toggle 'ON' for the 'Ask before running Flash' option.

In Firefox

  1. From Firefox, go to Adobe's Flash Player download page here
  2. Download the Flash software installer.
  3. Open the file you downloaded and let the software install run its course.
  4. Once complete, quit Firefox and reopen to view the images.