Many people today are interested in genealogy to understand not just where and when people lived, but also their lifestyles, surroundings and motivations. This often requires knowledge of old political boundaries, migration trends and historical social conditions. One important way to understand how one's ancestors fit into the landscapes of the past is to place them in space and time by using historical mapping.
Geographers’ 4 Sheet Maps of London (c.1960)
These Geographers’ 4 Sheet Maps of London were published in 1964 ahead of major road infrastructure development to meet the demands of increasing car ownership.
Visit Cassini Maps and start discovering the landscape of the past for yourself. Every corner of England, Scotland & Wales is covered with a range of old maps dating from the late 1600's to the present day
A-Z Historical Online Map
Geographers' Map Company was founded in 1936 by Phyllis Pearsall MBE (1906-1996) who, encouraged by her father Alexander Gross, took on the ambitious task of publishing up-to-date street mapping of London.
This online map of central London is made up from extracts taken from one of the earliest London A-Z maps Mrs. Pearsall published, and can also be found in the London Street Atlas - Historical Edition which can be purchased through this web site.
This mapping, which includes bus, trolleybus and tram routes, shows the streets of London as they were just before the start of the Second World War.