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Birmingham City Map Collection

Step back in time and explore the rich history of Birmingham with these fascinating old maps

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Step back in time and explore the rich history of Birmingham with these fascinating old maps. Dating as far back as 1750, these intricate cartographic treasures offer a glimpse into the city's past, showcasing its evolution over the centuries. One such map is the "Old Map of Birmingham 1851" by John Tallis. This beautifully detailed representation allows us to wander through the streets of Victorian-era Birmingham, discovering landmarks that have stood the test of time. For an even earlier perspective, we can turn to the "Old Map of Birmingham Surveyed in 1750" by Thomas Hanson. This remarkable piece provides a rare insight into what Birmingham looked like during its industrial infancy. Moving forward in time, we encounter maps like the "Old Map of Aston Manor near Birmingham 1796, " which highlights not only this neighboring area but also sheds light on how it was connected to and influenced by Birmingham itself. The comprehensive nature of these historical records becomes evident when examining maps such as the "Old Map of Birmingham 1883. " Here, we witness a rapidly expanding cityscape filled with bustling streets and emerging neighborhoods. Delving deeper into specific years, we find gems like the "Old Map of Birmingham 1866" by Fullarton & Co. , capturing an era marked by significant growth and development. Similarly, maps from James Drake (1832) and John Dower and William Orr (1834) provide glimpses into early-19th-century life in this vibrant metropolis. These old maps also reveal intriguing details about smaller areas surrounding or within Birmingham. The "Old Map of Aston Manor near Birmingham 1795" showcases a distinct community adjacent to our beloved city center. Lastly, let us not forget other notable years depicted on these captivating pieces: from an Old Map dating back to 1816 to another from 1808; each one offering unique insights into different stages throughout history.