The Map Room is part of Special Collections and has one of the ten largest collection of maps in world. More than one million sheet maps and 20,000 atlases are available to readers. The collections include early examples of cartography, such as the fourteenth century Gough Map, portolan charts, estate maps and many atlases. The Bodleian Library is entitled to claim a free copy of any map published in Britain within one year of publication. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Ordnance Survey maps in existence. Topographic and thematic mapping at a range of scales is available for most countries of the world.
One-inch First Edition Ordnance Survey map (1816)