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Zoology Map Archive


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Comprises the following:

  1. maps and charts relating to Squirrel distribution data
  2. maps and charts relating to Wytham Woods, Oxon., with other miscellaneous charts such as illustrated notes and portraits relating to the Zoology department
  3. maps and charts relating to Canada, including the Hudson Bay Company.


  • Creation: 1856-2005, (predominantly 1856-mid 20th cent), n.d.


0.88 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21682/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 21682/1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21682


Maps relating to Zoology.

Biographical / Historical

Oxford Zoology department was previously the Department of Comparative Anatomy. The maps and charts in the Zoology Map Archive reflect its teaching and former library holdings relating to: evolution, animal behaviour and conservation.


Arrangement is by original order and the original numbering system has been retained and recorded.

Custodial History

The archive was originally housed at in the Zoology Department Library, later the Bodleian Zoology Library. Collections were transferred to the Radcliffe Science Library when the Zoology Library closed in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Radcliffe Science Library with the main Archive of Zoology in 2021.

Related Materials

See also the Zoology Archive (MSS. 21069/1-117) which was transferred from the Radcliffe Science Library along with the map archive.

Catalogue of the Zoology Maps Archive
Kelly Burchmore
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition. Original list by Oliver Bridle.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom