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Choose from 58 pictures in our February collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

Revolutionary Times Atlas of Warwickshire & Worcestershire Featured February Image

Revolutionary Times Atlas of Warwickshire & Worcestershire

ISBN - - Hardcover - A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
This book includes all the borough surveys, town plans and survey reports for Warwickshire and Worcestershire for those boroughs eligible in 1832 to elect one member or more to Parliament. The exquisitely reproduced surveys from the antique originals enable the reader to view the lay of the land encompassing many townships, villages and hamlets across the counties of Warwickshire and Worcestershire as they were almost 200 years ago. The borough surveys detail named houses, halls, churches, farms, mills, woods and heaths, lakes and pools, many of which have now disappeared. The book is informative, describing the years leading to the passing of the 1832 Reform Act, the time when political reform pulled Britain back from the brink of revolution and civil war

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The New Edinburgh Academy , 1831 Featured February Image

The New Edinburgh Academy , 1831

This is an engraving published in 1831 of the "The New Edinburgh Academy" that was opened in 1824, the building, on Henderson Row in the city's New Town, is now part of the Independent Senior School that will be celebrating its bi-centenary in 2024. This is a reproduction of an original placed in surround border that holds the title of the work along with the year

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From Canals to Early Steam Railways - A History In Maps Featured February Image

From Canals to Early Steam Railways - A History In Maps

ISBN - - Hardcover - A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
By the time George Bradshaw published his first iconic railway map in May 1839, Britain's major industrial towns of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester were already connected to London. Such was the pace of railway building during the period, with new railway companies emerging across the country, that by the time many maps were published they were already outdated. In deciding to chronicle these early, steam powered railways to display the sheer pace of change we have created seven maps clearly showing each that was opened, along with summary narratives, for the years 1836, 1839, 1842, 1845, 1846, 1847 and 1848. The first section of the atlas presents a detailed look at the lay of the land at the time of the golden age of canals that had begun in the 1770's. The detailed map published in 1809 shows the established canal network, along with some of the early horse drawn Iron Railways, or "wagonways" as they were known. The building of such wagonways, like that at Ashby-de-la-Zouch connected to the Ashby Canal, was a major engineering achievement and became a model for future railways - with the harnessing of steam, most of the towns in the country wanted a railway connection within 30 years. Following the atlas pages of 1809 we present no less than 25 colour town plans prior to the arrival of the railways and the dramatic changes that ensued. They therefore offer a rare rural insight to the past. The atlas is lavishly illustrated with many thought provoking views and vistas from this bygone age that capture one of the most monumental periods of change in British history

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