Gloucestershire — Cadle’s map of Gloucester
By CADLE, C. and J., 1877
Cadle’s Map of the City of Gloucester Corrected to its Extended Boundary 1877.
- Author: CADLE, C. and J.
- Publication date: 1877.
- Physical description: Engraved on 6 sheets, each 630 x 386 mm., on a scale of approximately 80 yards to 1 inch. Dissected and laid on linen folding to octavo with contemporary marbled end-papers. Enclosed in a modern slip case, labelled in gilt on the front of the box. Not traced in the British Library.
- Dimensions: 1260 by 1144mm. (49.5 by 45 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2251
As well as for their general academic and historic value, large-scale maps will command interest from local collections, both private and public, and those involved in historical education within the county of Gloucestershire.
Town plans of this period would invariably be informative rather than decorative — a simple calligraphic title, plus a scale. The map is “signed” by C. and J. Cadle, who were land agents and surveyors in Gloucester. The high mortality rate of large-scale plans such as this one, combined with the small number published, has resulted in few copies in existence today.