Undated, c.1810. Not relevant. Very Good Condition. Item #353757
An especially large map, extending to approx. 50 cms tall, 204 cms wide. Outline colour showing the proposed route of the canal. Consisting of three sheets, expertly laid onto archival linen in a single continuous roll, with extensive wider plain margins. Old faint ink stamp of the Great Western Railway at Paddington to the area just beneath the scale reading (1 mile per 1.5 inch), and again near top right hand corner. The bottom right corner has been repaired and replaced with a later copied section that was missing from the original (see photos for more detail), and a certain amount of ruled border in this area is absent. Edges all along the length and breadth of the original are ragged and have been laid down neatly much as found (again, see photos for clarification). There are staple marks in the outer modern margin all around the edges, not in any way affecting the map image. The map itself is rather clean and generally unblemished. A rare survivor from the canal mania (bubble?) just before it was swept away by the new railway mania. Posted rolled in a tube. Overseas postage may not be possible depending on the destination. Size: 50 x 204 cms.. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 353757.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Kennet Avon Canal Surveyed 1793 Completed in 1810 Plan of the Proposed Navigable Canal between the River Kennet at Newbury in the County of Berks and the River Avon at Bath in the County of Somerset where