Bradshaw's Map of Canals, Navigable Rivers, Rail Road &c.

(Canals and Railways.)

Bradshaw's Map of Canals, Navigable Rivers, Rail Road &c.

In the Midland counties of England from Actual Survey Shewing the heights of the Pools on the Lines of Navigation From a level of 6ft 10 ins under the old dock sill at Liverpool.

Description: [with] Bradshaw's Map of Canals, Situated in the Counties of Lancaster, York, Derby & Chester... From Levels taken by William Johnson and Son, Manchester, and Dedicated by Permission to Thomas Telford...., G. Bradshaw, [c.1830], 2 hand-coloured maps, dissected and laid down on linen, with intricate colour keys, compass roses, calligraphic titles and marbled endpapers, edges bound with green silk tape, partly detached at upper edge of second named map, first map with faint droplet mark beneath Explanation title, otherwise remarkably clean, second with slight offsetting, 1600 x 1900mm, 920 x 1300mm, housed in contemporary gilt calf book box with black morocco label and marbled sides, calf surface pitted, edges worn, label torn at upper corner with loss,

Publication Details: Manchester, G. Bradshaw, February 12th 1830

Notes: Although Dower is mentioned in Tooley ('Dictionary of Mapmakers') this map is not. It has no separate entry in Otley. Adams was George Bradshaw's London agent and to him goes no small credit for suggesing to Bradshaw that he issue his occasional 'Railway Companion' at a cheaper price on a regular monthly basis. Thus, in 1841, was the famous 'Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide', in its familiar yellow wrappers, born.

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Antiquarian

Published Date: February 12th 1830

Stock Number: 60436

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