11-2/5 x 9-2/5
Although there are catalogues of individual maps in The British Library, up to now there has been no thorough listing of the maps in the Library's large collection of atlases, including the general works of geography, history, and travel which contain nine or more maps. As to be expected, English material predominates, but the Library's holdings of Dutch, French, and German atlases are substantial, and there are also many atlases from other European countries, as well as those of Arabic, Persian, and Oriental origin. Over 100 atlases are composite in nature, often preserving rare material not found elsewhere. Details of atlas publication, provenance, colour, and binding are provided together with itemisation of each map, cross references, and scholarly source material.