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Railway Clearing House Map of South Yorkshire

SKU: 9619
£200.00

Title:
Railway Clearing House Map of South Yorkshire

Date of publication:
1923

Place of publication:
London

Publisher(s):

  • McCorquodale & Co. Ltd
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Railway Clearing House
  • Engraver(s):
    J&W Emslie

    The Railway Clearing House allocated revenue on occasions where one company’s train ran over another’s track, and promoted standardisation (of everything, from time to rolling stock) across the network.

    From the 1870s, Clearing House employee John Airey produced a superb series of ‘official’ railway maps, which were printed in relatively small runs (typically 100-500 copies) for use by railway staff rather than distribution to passengers. In 1895 the Clearing House bought Airey’s business, and the maps continued to be revised and updated by the same engravers and in the same style.

    Condition & Materials 

    Folding map, sheet size 66 x 105.5 cm, drawn and engraved by John and William Emslie, dissected into 28 panels and laid on linen, folding into publisher’s leather covers, rubbed and with some wear, lettered direct.