Town plans

German 2WW town plans of England and Wales

For a limited period only, we are offering all town plans listed below with a discount of 20%.

Please email for any item that is of interest : website@david-archer-maps.co.uk

Militärgeographische Einzelangaben über England
Maps of England showing features of military significance

Town plans for individual towns are offered as listed below.
Regional folders of mapsare available, as are complete sets of all eleven folders.

Background information
In preparing for the invasion of Great Britain (Operation Sea Lion), a vast amount of information, including maps and photographs, was assembled by the German military.

The following large scale plans significant towns are usually 1:10,000 scale (metric six-inch), and are an Ordnance Survey base map with coloured symbols showing sites of military significance such as airports, railway workshops, docks, bridges.

Sheet size is usually 18.5" by 12.5 inches, with larger combined sheets showing some towns on a single sheet.

The town maps are very attractive, being printed in brown (rather than black), with blue water.
The various coloured symbols stand out clearly, are easily seen and are quite striking. The delicate black bridge symbols are especially noticeable and numerous, as are the red boundaries of railway stations and goods yards. Basically, for each town these maps show all locations that the Germans thought to be strategically important. They also double as a large scale pre-war Ordnance Survey map.

All maps are headed : Nur für den Dienstgebrauch! : For Official use only.

Condition
The maps are paper folded, and overall are in very nice condition, usually internally bright, with any damage being slight, usually confined to dusty edges, slight foxing, very occasionally a light water stain or small tear to map edge.

Aberavon-Port Talbot : 2 sheets (Dated 30.xi.1941) £70

Accrington : 2 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) £90

Barrow in Furness : 2 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) Sold

Bath : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £75

Birmingham : 9 sheets (Dated 31.xii.1941) £425

Blackburn : 2 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) Sold

Bolton : 2 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942) £95

Bournemouth : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £75

Bradford : 3 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £120

Brighton : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £75

Bristol : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) Sold

Burnley : 4 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £145

Cardiff : 3 sheets (Dated 30.xi.1941) £120

Carlisle : 1 sheet (Dated 15.v.1942) £45

Coventry : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Derby : 3 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £125

Dewsbury-Batley : 2 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £95

Dover : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £70

Dudley : 5 sheets (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Exeter : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £65

Folkestone : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £70

Gloucester : 4 sheets (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Grimsby : 2 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £90

Halifax : 4 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £165

Huddersfield : 4 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) Sold

Ipswich : 1 sheet Sold

Keighley : 2 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) £90

Kingston upon Hull : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 30.iv.1942) £120

Leeds : 6 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £240 one with slight foxing, one with slight damage

Leicester : 2 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) Sold slightly dusty

Lincoln : 1 Combined sheet, small light stain (Dated 15.i.1942) £85

Liverpool : 9 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942) £390

Manchester : 14 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942) £620 two slightly dusty and creased, one with marginal annotations

Middlesbrough : 4 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) £165

Newcastle : 3 sheets (Dated 15.v.1942) Sold, slight damp damage to 2 sheets

Newport : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 30.xi.1941) £80

Northampton : 1 sheet (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Nottingham : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 15.i.1942) £110 stained on back of sheet

Oldham : 4 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942) £170

Oxford : 1 sheet (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Plymouth : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) Sold

Portsmouth : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) Sold

Preston : 2 sheets (Dated 30.iv.1942) Sold

Reading : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £80

Rugby : 2 sheets (Dated 31.xii.1941) Sold

Sheffield : 5 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) Sold

South Shields : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 15.v.1942) £100

Southampton : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £100

Stoke on Trent : 2 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942)£95

Sunderland : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 15.v.1942) £80

Swansea : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 30.xi.1941) Sold

Torquay : 1 sheet (Dated 1.8.1941) £60

Wakefield : 2 sheets (Dated 15.i.1942) £90

Walsall : 4 sheets (Dated 31.xii.1941) £160

Warrington : 4 sheets (Dated 15.iii.1942) £150

Wolverhampton : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 15.iii.1942) £85

York : 1 Combined sheet (Dated 30.iv.1942) £85

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