The British Isles with their old historic counties on a cloth-backed reproduction from the Old Folding Maps of a beautiful map published by the Stanford’s Geographic Establishment around 1859. Bright colours highlight the boundaries of the old counties as they were before the nonsensical / much needed (delete as you feel appropriate) changes in 1974. The pale background makes all the place names easy to read. In common with other maps published by Stanfords at that time, an unusually large number of small rivers are named, even the lovely Cuckmere is there.
Ironically perhaps, the map provides an interesting contrast between the significant administrative changes within Great Britain and the retention of the county borders within Ireland, with just the change of the names from King’s and Queen’s to Offaly and Laois respectively – it’s the international border that has been added there. Each individual cloth-backed map is sold folded in a colourful case covered with a unique design marbled paper – no two cases are identical.
PLEASE NOTE: this title is also available as a wall map in two different sizes in the “Stanfords Classics Collection of Historical Maps”. To see the list of all the titles in this series from the Old Folding Maps please click on the series link.
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