Product SKU: P-7-018886
CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: Ordnance Survey sheet 101 [Allonby, Maryport, Wigton, Caldbeck, Bothel, Torpenhow, Whitehaven, Workington, Keswick, Derwentwater, Buttermere - Cumbria High Fells, West Cumbria Coastal Plain, Solway Basin]
The genesis of the Ordnance Survey's original one-inch per mile survey occurred in 1783 when the Royal Societies of Paris and London agreed to connect their two great cities by the use of triangulation to settle the dispute of their relative positions. This triangulation, completed by 1790, together with the outbreak of war with France in 1793, acted as a catalyst for the surveying of England. The survey began in Kent and by the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 most of southern England had been mapped. By 1844, publication of the Old Series, one inch to one mile, was complete for the whole of Great Britain south of Preston and Hull. In spite of concerns about the cost of the survey, work continued until by 1870 the whole of England and Wales had been mapped.
DATE PRINTED: Published 1867-1868; printed 1888
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 66.5 x 96.5cm, 26.25 x 38 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.
TYPE: Antique folding survey map, dissected and laid down on linen
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Tight bottom margin below caption. Later manuscript additions in red ink. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.
AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
FOLDING: This is a folding print.
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Engraved at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton. Outline by J. Darling/E. May. Writing by J. Grandison. Hills by W.T. Wright. Published by Sir Henry James.
PROVENANCE: Original Ordnance Survey one-inch per mile series
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