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Duration 00:33:02

Hidden treasures? Uncovering maps among the files of government

The National Archives holds over six million maps and plans and the majority are among files, boxes, volumes and rolls. Andrew Janes explores the variety of these ‘hidden’ maps and examines some interesting examples from a range of government departments. He also offers some hints on how to search for maps at The National Archives.

Andrew Janes works in the Advice and Records Knowledge Department at The National Archives and has a particular interest in maps and plans.