Historic maps on show at Maritime Museum

Assistant keeper at Lancaster Maritime Museum, Michelle Cooper promoting the All Points North exhibition of historical maps at the museum. Picture Garth Hamer

Assistant keeper at Lancaster Maritime Museum, Michelle Cooper promoting the All Points North exhibition of historical maps at the museum. Picture Garth Hamer

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THE incredible art and science of the mapmaker is on show in a fascinating exhibition of historic maps and sea charts at Lancaster Maritime Museum.

The exhibition, All Points North, draws on the historic map collections of Lancaster City Council. It includes the earliest county maps of Lancashire, dating from 1577, early road maps, town plans of Lancaster, early Ordnance Survey maps and sea charts of Morecambe Bay.

Several of the maps were restored by Lancashire County Council’s conservation studios in Preston to make them suitable for display and to preserve them for future generations.

The exhibition shows how the region has been recorded over the centuries.

See the Lancaster Guardian (14-07-11) for full story.