Copyright

Maps are usually published items – maps published in or before 1954 are free of copyright. For maps published in 1955 or later by a government publisher, copyright lasts for 50 years after the end of the year the map was published. For maps published in 1955 or later by a non-government publisher, copyright lasts for 70 years after the end of the year the map was published. For further information see our Rights and the Maps Collection webpage.

How to order copies of maps  

Once you have identified maps of interest, you can order copies of material that is out of copyright using the Library’s Copies Direct service.

If the item you wish to order is a single map,

  1. First scroll to the bottom of the catalogue record, and click on “Order a Copy” and “Add to Cart”.
  2. Then select “Whole item”, and complete the order as usual.

If the item you wish to order is a map within an atlas,

  1. First scroll to the bottom of the catalogue record, and click on “Order a Copy” and “Add to Cart”.
  2. Then select “Part(s) of item”, and specify the page or plate required in the Sheet/Plate number field, and complete the order as usual.
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