Large-scale map of West Yorkshire

By THORP, Joshua and MARTIN, S. D., 1831 
£2,000
£1,200

[Yorkshire] Map of the Country extending ten miles around Leeds. Including Wakefield, Bradford, Dewsbury, Otley, Harewood, Aberford & Castleford, shewing all the Parish and Township Boundaries, &c, from actual admeasurements in the years 1819, 20 & 21 by Joshuan Thorp and re-surveyed & corrected to January 1st 1831.

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  • Author: THORP, Joshua and MARTIN, S. D.
  • Publication place: Leeds
  • Publisher: John Baines & Company
  • Publication date: 1831.
  • Physical description: Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, fine contemporary outline colour, edged in green silk, housed in original brown morocco slipcase, defective to spine.
  • Dimensions: 1173 by 1235mm. (46.25 by 48.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 14523

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A large scale map of West Yorkshire, extending from Harewood to Wakefield, and from Bradford to Aberford.

The map shows the the proposed line of the Leeds and Bradford Railway, opened in 1846, and the Parliamentary Line of the Leeds and Selby Railway, the first mainline railway in Yorkshire, started in 1830 and opened in 1834.

The publisher, John Baines, was a stationer and possibly the younger brother of Edward Baines, politician and proprietor of the Leeds Mercury newspaper.