Ordnance Survey OS Maps

"I'm told there are people who don't care for maps, but I find that hard to believe." - Robert Louis Stevenson

In 1791 the Board of Ordnance established a body to survey Britain; the first 1-inch map, which showed Kent, was produced in 1801. The other counties of the United Kingdom followed. Surveying involved the laborious measuring and mapping of a myriad topographical features, including hills, roads, field boundaries, houses and woods.

We have an extensive range of historic Ordnance Survey Maps available here online. Click a link below find out more.

Prices from £14.99 to £295

Map Series Available

We are proud to share thousands of 19th and 20th-century maps on The Francis Frith Collection website, and for you to see them.

Try an online search today and rediscover the ever changing landscape of your favourite towns and villages. These wonderful maps look stunning presented as mounted or framed prints and on stretched canvas prepared in our Dorset studio. Many are also available as Folded Sheet Maps.

Old Edition Maps

Surveyed 1805-1874
Scale 1:50,000

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County Edition Maps

Surveyed 1805-1874
Scale 1:10,000

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Revised New Edition Maps

Surveyed 1893-1898
Scale 1:50,000

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Revised New Colour Edition Maps

Surveyed 1897-1904
Scale 1:50,000

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Popular Edition Maps

Surveyed 1919-1926
Scale 1:50,000

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New Popular Edition Maps

Surveyed 1945-1948
Scale 1:50,000

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What you say about our Map Prints

We are always grateful and proud to hear back from you. Here's what you have been saying about our Maps. Read more testimonials.

I passed your details to my daughter recently and she ordered a Framed Print of a Map of where my husband was born. It was excellent and he was delighted. Thank You.

Jean Bewick

Excellent map with which we are absolutely delighted. Unbeatable service. Helpful customer service from Claire and Andrea.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Francis Frith. It is our second purchase and we will definitely be buying more :)

Jo Seller

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