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Tape Indicator Map of London
8518i

Tape Indicator Map of London

£300.00

Indicator Map of London divided into Quarter Mile Squares

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Title

Tape Indicator Map of London

Mapmaker(s)

Charles Smith & Son

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1896-7

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

52.5 x 76.5 cm

Full Description

Lithographed folding map of London, 52.5 x 76.5 cm, original hand-colour, with attached tape measure, mounted on linen as issued, a little minor wear at folds, contained with index booklet within original decorative cloth boards, rust to staples.

Tape-indicator maps, patented by the German-born stationer Joseph Schlesinger in the 1850s and “enabling any place to be found on the map with mathematical certainty” seem to have peaked in popluarity in the Edwardian era, although a few examples continued to be manufactured even after the Second World War.

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