(October 2020) The British Library is nearing the end of a project to make 40,000 early maps and views freely available online for the first time.
The material forms part of the Topographical Collection of King George III (K. Top) held by the British Library and captures four centuries of visual impressions of places throughout the world, from maps and atlases to architectural drawings, cartoons and watercolours. From today, the images will be available for anyone to view online via the British Library’s digital Flickr Commons collection.
This resource offers everyone the chance to virtually explore, the geography, art, science and cultures of the past through the collection of one of history’s most avid armchair travellers.
Find out more from the original announcement from British Library here.