Bradshaw’s New Railway Map of Great Britain

£375.00

Bradshaw’s new railway map of Gt. Britain and Ireland shewing the stations, distance &c. with enlarged plans of the principal towns

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The map and the man who made it

George Bradshaw was already established as a maker of canal maps but in 1839 he changed tack, producing the first of his railway guides. His name would go on to become synonymous with Victorian rail travel.

Condition and materials

Folding map, 69 x 60 cm, dissected into 20 panels and laid on linen, original hand colour identifying the different lines with an explanation on the right of the map, insets of London and other major cities (Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham), folding into cloth covers with publisher’s paper label, rebacked.

Title

Bradshaw’s New Railway Map of Great Britain

Mapmaker(s)

BRADSHAW, George

Publisher

Bradshaw & Blacklock

Place of publication

Manchester

Date of publication

1851

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

69 x 60 cm