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The Mapping of North America

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This large map of England and Wales is drawn at a scale of about 9 miles to the inch. It is published by the firm of John and Charles Walker. The British Library date an example of theirs to 1835 without stating on what basis. Otherwise I cannot find a record of any copy dating earlier than 1839. The map is drawn from various surveys including the British Admiralty, the ‘Trigonometrical Survey’ of the Board of Ordnance, otherwise known as the Ordnance Survey. As the latter had not yet completed their work it also drew on the county maps by Greenwood & Co. and Bryant. The new but rapidly expanding railway network is laid down and this later edition of 1841 illustrates those constructed since 1839, including those now in Scotland. The title is altered slightly and now bears a dedication added to Earl of Lichfield, the Postmaster General. The British Library have one dated 1842, and later ones believed to be the same plates date from 1848 and 1860. Provenance: private collection of Rodney Shirley.
WALKER, John & Charles

England & Wales, founded upon The Grand Trigonometrical Survey, shewing all the Mail Coach, Turnpike & Rail Roads, the Rivers & navigable Canals, also the Boundaries & Divisions of Counties ...

London, 1841
1330 x 1010 mm., full early wash colour, dissected and laid on original linen, green blind diced endpapers, with the publisher’s original slipcase with tape repair to two corners, with calf gilt title affixed, in good condition.
Stock number: 9470


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