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Map Of The Grand Junction Railway


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Presented in a clear, purpose made tube; this giant sized and fully encapsulated colour print, measuring 62" x 40", magnificently captures Great Britain at the dawn of the Railway Age.

This print has been meticulously created from the original George Bradshaw Map to the exact size and scale, (10 miles to the inch).

The full title reads Map and Sections of the Railways of Great Britain dedicated by permission to James Walker F.R.S. L&E President of the Institute of Civil Engineers By George Bradshaw

The map was originally engraved by I. Dower

This is not only a must have for all those railway enthusiasts but will have an appeal to everybody that is interested in our countries history and heritage.

George Bradshaw is famous for the Worlds first compilation of railway timetables, his first of many that were published, the first on 19 October 1839, in Manchester, soon after the introduction of the railways to the travelling public.

This most beautiful map displays George Bradshaw's fine ability as a cartographer, impeccable eye for detail and creativity without bounds. By 1827 he had become devoted to maps and as a consequence his first projected, engraved and published work was a map of his native Lancashire. This was followed in 1830 by a work detailing the canals of Lancashire and Yorkshire, a set of three known as Bradshaw's Maps of Inland Navigation.

This fine work, published at the beginning of the same year before his Railway Timetables, illustrates not only those railways completed or under construction, (red lines) but shows the intended routes of those railways for which Acts of Parliament had been passed, (Yellow lines). All of these railways are represented on this mammoth work with a detailed section covering the entire route.

Railways that are shown on the very detailed map of Britain for 1839 along with their sections are:

Bristol and Exeter Railway
London and Southampton Railway
North Midland Railway
Carlisle and Newcastle Railway
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway
Manchester and Leeds Railway
Midland Counties Railway
Manchester and Birmingham Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
York and North Midland Railway
Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Chester and Crewe Railway
Hull and Selby Railway
Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Stockton and Darlington
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Thames Haven Railway
Bolton and Leigh and Kenyon and Leigh Railway
Croydon Railway
Leicester and Swannington Railway
Leeds and Selby Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Bolton and Preston Railway
Manchester and Bolton Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Great North of England Railway
Grand Junction Railway
London and Birmingham Railway
Great Western Railway
Eastern Counties Railway
Manchester and Sheffield Railway

Each of the profiles has a Horizontal scale of 4 miles to the inch and a Vertical Scale of 400 feet to the inch.

There is also an enlarged plan of London showing the railways.

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