Townsend Map Collection
R. W. Townsend was a member of a family who had been publishers and booksellers in Exeter for many years. He had an interest in the development of Exeter and formed a small collection of old maps to illustrate this. All of the Townsend maps cover the British Isles (general, regional, county). The strength of the Townsend Collection is the nine maps of Exeter tracing the development of the city from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
University of Exeter