Here are some answers to a few of the questions we are frequently asked.
When are you going to publish a map of X ?
We aim to publish between 8 and 10 new titles a month. Considerable research goes into each map, not just in locating an original to work from but in preparing and editing the historical notes that accompany it. As the publication programme depends partly on our authors, it is difficult to give dates for forthcoming maps and we will seldom be able to advise you on this. However, we do aim to have some coverage of every major town and urban area in the UK eventually. Rest assured we are working hard to extend the series as rapidly as possible.
Have you published a map of Y ?
Our website gives our complete catalogue and I update this at least twice a month. New titles are normally added within hours of being received from the printers. If a map is not listed in the catalogue, then I am afraid we have not yet published it.
I would be very interested in a map of my village.
We seldom publish large scale maps of villages - they simply would not be viable. However, we are now increasing our range of one inch to the mile maps which give a general but still interesting view of a wider area. We cover all of England and Wales, and much of Northern Ireland at this scale. Most also include a plan of a selected village on the reverse.
Does map Z include a particular street (or church, or house)
We try to help where we can but please appreciate we are a small team working hard to issue a lot of maps, at a reasonable cost, and can seldom spare the time to do research on particular maps for you. It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack sometimes to find a particular street! For London, however, I have now posted index maps on the website and this should help you work out the area covered by a particular sheet. Similar index maps are being posted on the site for other towns as I find the time.
Do you still deal in secondhand maps ?
Until the mid 1980s I did deal in secondhand Ordnance Survey maps but no longer do so. There are a few dealers in old OS maps; one of whom is David Archer, who has his own website.
How can I order the maps from you ?
You can order direct via our webshop: On-line Mapshop. A link to this is given on most pages of our website. Orders there can be placed securely either by credit or debit card or throuigh Paypal. You can also order by post (to the address below) enclosing a cheque, postal order, or credit card details. Or you can phone us and pay by card. We accept most cards, but not American Express.
And what about a secure server ?
Order placed on-line are processed through Actinic, with a secure processing system authorised by our bank. Regarding telephone orders, we are a small company, with a total staff of just 4, so any credit card details will be kept quite confidential and are shredded after processing. Moreover, we do not disclose names, addresses etc to any other organisation, so you should never receive unwanted correspondence because you placed an order with us.
Can you email the map to me ?
No. The maps are printed on good quality paper, folded, and have historical notes on the reverse. They can only be sent by post.
Can you supply the maps flat ?
We can supply flat versions of most of our coloured maps. Please phone us for details. However we cannot supply flat maps of the uncoloured maps.
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