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Royal Atlas of England and Wales, 1898 || Print of old map of Liverpool


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

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This old map of Liverpool is a more detailed map to accompany the smaller-scale Environs of Liverpool map (also available as a high quality print) from the Royal Atlas of England and Wales. It was published in 1898.

Although the map doesn’t cover nearly as great an area as the other map, it more than makes up for it with the detail. The Royal Atlas includes the names of individual roads, docks, railway stations, parks and the grounds of the two biggest football teams on Merseyside. If you have Liverpool ancestors and you’re looking for where they lived, this might be the map for you.

If researching your family history, you should also look at the two halves of the Plan of Liverpool (1890). The North Sheet and South Sheet are both available as high quality prints. They label a lot of streets, and cover a greater area of Victorian Liverpool.

Streets and railways of Victorian Liverpool

This old map of Liverpool is something of a tourist’s guide to the city. All the public buildings have their names printed, and are shown in sold black outline. The General Post Office, the Municipal Offices and the Free Library (William Brown Street) are there. We also see labels for the theatres, the railway stations, hotels, churches and chapels. Everything for the traveller!

The map takes the River Mersey as its focus, at the bottom of the map. This reinforces the more natural perspective of Liverpool, with the Pier Head at its centre and the roads and railways expanding from there.

Print of old map of 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.

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 print comes at slightly larger than its original size. 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
  • Size: 43cm x 35cm

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

Royal Atlas of Liverpool (1898) collage

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Large, Standard

2 reviews for Royal Atlas of England and Wales, 1898 || Print of old map of Liverpool

  1. Denise Catton

    I’m looking for an old map that shows Butterfield street Anfield where my father was born in 1923. I would like to see the road when it was first established, if possible. This is for a Christmas gift for my brother. Many thanks,Denise

  2. Martin

    Hi Denise,

    My map the Plan of Liverpool North Street shows Butterfield Street. The Standard size is the original size of the old map so should be readable, and there is a larger size if you want to have something bigger and easier to read.

    Best wishes,

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