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Special Collections, Level 5, The Mitchell Library
North Street Glasgow G3 7DN
0141 287 2988
Fax: 0141 287 2815


Looking at maps in The Mitchell Library
The Mitchell Library holds an extensive collection of maps and atlases with some 35,000 sheet maps and 300 atlases. These range from a 1647 edition of an early world atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Joan Blaeu, to current editions of maps published by the Ordnance Survey.
We have detailed maps of the whole of Scotland with Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire areas very well covered. There are less detailed maps available for the rest of the UK.

Note: Ordnance Survey and Glasgow maps are available on Level 5, Admiralty Charts and all other maps are available on Level 4.

Map Collections​

  • Glasgow maps, including 1:1250 Ordnance Survey sheets
  • Cairns Mitchell Collection of maps of Scotland ​
  • General Roy's Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-1755
  • Ordnance Survey maps covering most scales and areas, 1856 - present day
  • Bartholomew’s Leisure Maps, 1990
  • Admiralty Charts
  • street maps
  • geological maps
  • environmental geology maps (Glasgow only)
  • Land Capability maps
  • maps from the Macauley Institute for Soil Research


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