Ordnance Survey Map # 64: Colchester Ipswich David & Charles Sheet map, folded

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller davidv5 (4.410) 100%, Location: Whitstable, Kent, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 263820700979 FIRST SERIES VICTORIAN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP REPRINT- COLCHESTER & IPSWICH Folded Sheet Map: Scale: One Inch to One Mile The Ordnance Survey (OS) was founded in 1791 primarily to produce a one inch to one mile (1:63360) map of Great Britain. The first map was published privately by William Faden in 1801 and covered Kent. OS publication proper started in 1805 with Essex and from there publication continued roughly Southwards to include Kent again, then Westwards followed by Northwards until the whole of England and Wales was covered by 1873 – all maps were printed in black and white on 110 sheets. The accuracy of the maps improves with time as the earliest maps were reduced from field surveys at 2” to the mile; from 1840 surveys were undertaken at 6” to the mile and from 1853 the survey standard was 25” to the mile. This is the well-known facsimile reproduction of this first series, published by David and Charles in black and white on 97 sheets, which is now rapidly going out of print. Most of these maps aren’t strictly copies of first editions as the printing plates were updated during their fairly long life, particularly by the addition of railways in the 1860’s, although this doesn’t detract from their value. In some ways they are more useful with the addition of features generally still in existence today as you would avoid the frustration of finding an interesting site only to discover, for example, a railway built on top of it when you get there. You should find all the features of the original still shown, unless obliterated by a railway. There are many interesting features on these maps: mills (wind & water), tollgates (T.G.), antiquities, etc. And it’s an easy matter to compare one of these maps with a recent one to discover features such as buildings, villages, hamlets, farms, county boundaries, roads, tracks and railways, which have changed in the last 150 years or so.This map has been in stock for a while and the wallet protecting the map has suffered a little creasing and a little scuffing on the edges. Photo does not show actual wallet. The map itself is in brand new condition, as published. Please note: the sample of map shown is from the Maidstone map in the series as I didn't want to damage the listed map trying to get a scan or photo.These maps are great for local history and metal detecting research and make lovely presents or prizes.Any questions: contact me anytimeThank you for looking Condition: Like New, Condition: Brand new but outer wallet has a little creasing to the top and side and a little scuffing to the edges. Map itself is as published., Modified Item: No, Author: Ordnance Survey, Product Type: Sheet Map, Date of Publication: 1982-3, Language: English, Publisher: David & Charles, Place of Publication: Newton Abbot

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