Historical maps of the City of Bath and surrounding area
Links to PDFs of historical maps of Bath and the surrounding area published in the 17th and 18th centuries. A University login is required to view the maps.
17-19th Century Maps of the City of Bath
All maps and images Copyright Alex Hansen 2013 unless stated otherwise. Reproduced with permission 2013. These images have been authorised for use by members of the University for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution.
The year the map was produced or published is shown below. The links on this page will take you to a PDF copy of the map itself.
17th Century Maps
1612 John Speed map of Bath - "Bathe" panel from Speed's original map of Somerset ("SOMERSET_SHIRE"). Speed produced a series of County maps for "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" atlas published c1610-12.
18th Century Maps
1734 The South East Prospect of the City of Bath. 1734 engraving. Sam' and Nath' Buck.
Emanuel Bowen (1694? - 1767) was a London map seller and printer. This map probably came from the 1752 "Atlas Minimus" pocket map.
19th Century Maps
1803 Phillips map - Bath & Bristol - from A Guide to All the Watering Places and Sea Bathing Places, printed for Richard Phillips, London.
1890 Black's Handy Atlas - Bath & Bristol - original publisher: John Bartholomew & Son Ltd.
1919 Plan of the Bathwick Estate within the City of Bath - a large sheet based on the Ordinance Survey map (probably 8 or 16 inches in size). 1919. London. Published by Joseph Stower.