Fullarton Map Gallery
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Old Map of Birmingham 1866 by Fullarton & Co
This detailed reproduction plan of Birmingham has been re-worked from an antique originally published in the 1860,s by Archibold Fullarton & Company. He was a well known publisher of books in the 19th century; however it is of significant note that the engraver, John Bartholomew Junior, had followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, establishing the reputation of the famous Bartholomew map-making company. John Bartholomew Junior was the first person to use layer colouring to indicate land heights and sea depths. The Bartholomew map-making generations would continue to prosper, introducing new map-making techniques into the 20th century. The plan of 1866 covers a greater area than previous plans of Birmingham, stretching out to include Aston, an area as yet not incorporated into Birmingham. To the south there is Edgbaston, the small village of Harborne is just about featured. However, this plan reveals something new, something that Birminghams people had needed for quite some time,public open space. The green coloured areas add a splash of colour to the plan, highlighting the arrival of BirminghamAEs first parks
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