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Plan of Liverpool (South Sheet), 1890 || Print of old map of Liverpool

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A stunning print of one of our old maps of Liverpool on archive quality paper

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This is the south half of a detailed old map of Liverpool published in 1890. It is incredibly detailed, showing every road name, paths within the parks, and even individual buildings in some streets (where those buildings were big enough). There’s also an index to road names down two sides, making it easy to look up a place of interest.

Old map of Liverpool

As well as an index to streets down either side, there are concentric circles showing distances from the Town Hall, each one quarter of a mile apart. The version available here is an adapted version of the original, with the parliamentary wards colour-coded.

Street index on map

The map covers the south part of the built-up area of Liverpool, as it was in 1890. It covers the historic townships of Toxteth, Everton, and Liverpool itself.

The Town Hall is the centre point of the map, from which all distances are measured. That’s just one public building named on the map. St George’s Hall has a label, as does the Free Library, Law Courts in Dale Street and the Municipal Buildings.

Street labels on a map of Liverpool

Street names cover everything from the largest thoroughfares right down to everything but the smallest alleyways. Whether your Liverpool ancestors lived above a pub on London Road or a tiny terrace on Constance Street you can locate on this map. Churches have their names here too, so you can tell your St George’s from your Independent Chapels.

Note: Some of you will be looking for more of an old map of Liverpool which gives an overview of Victorian Liverpool, or will be more interested in the railways. You should have a look at Bacon’s Map of Liverpool (1885), which is also available as a print.

Art print of Victorian Liverpool

This is a beautiful piece of art in its own right. The size of the print makes it a wonderful object to hang in your home, and the high quality of the paper makes it perfect for framing.

Docks on a map of Liverpool

This item, and other maps of Liverpool just like it, are available to preview as high resolution interactive maps on the website Historic Liverpool.

Note that the images on this page don’t give a great impression of just how good this map is, because the imagery has been compressed. This is a high definition print of a large digital file.

The Standard print comes at slightly larger than the original. These scans are so good that no detail is lost in the enlargement!


  • High resolution mapping – hugely detailed!
  • Beautiful Victorian workmanship
  • Printed on weighty archival paper
  • Sizes:
    • 50cm x 35cm (Standard, no border);
    • 60cm x 42cm (Large, no border) SOLD OUT.

Whether as a gift for a loved one, or to treat yourself to something for hanging in the study, this map is a fascinating piece of history you’ll want to study again and again!

A View of Victorian Liverpool

Plan of Liverpool (South sheet) (1890) collage

Additional information

Weight 151 kg

Bordered, Large, Standard

4 reviews for Plan of Liverpool (South Sheet), 1890 || Print of old map of Liverpool

  1. Rachel

    This is beautiful. Can you tell me when the large is back in stock please?

    • Martin

      Hi Rachel,

      Sorry about that – I hadn’t updated it! It’s back in stock and you should be able to order it.


  2. Kerri-Anne McMahon

    Hi, do you know if this map covers the Frederick Street area and Garston/Dale View area?
    Thanks for your help!

  3. Martin

    Hi Kerri-Anne,

    The map does cover Upper Frederick Street (which runs through the ‘D’ of Pitt Street Ward at this location: https://historic-liverpool.co.uk/old-maps-of-liverpool/plan-of-liverpool-south-sheet-1890/#5/72.907/-61.106). But it doesn’t stretch as far south as Garston.

    Best wishes,

  4. Paul Gallagher

    Hi – is the map for sale at £19.99 the standard or large one? It doesn’t say. I would like to buy the large one

    • Martin

      Hi Paul,

      The £19.99 is the Standard size, as all the other sizes are sold out now. However, I can produce any size you want as a one-off, including the Large one I used to sell. The price would be £24.99, plus £4.99 P&P. If you’re still interested, just reply here or on the Contact page and I’ll send you an invoice (payable by PayPal or credit card) and get the printing shop to send it straight out to you.

      Best wishes,

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