A decorative and detailed mid 19th century plan of Bradford, West Yorkshire which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by H. Winkles) and published in John Tallis’s Illustrated Atlas (London & New York: John Tallis & co, c.1855). This plan only appeared in later editions of the atlas and is consequently rarer to find.
The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 onwards, was the last decorative world atlas. The Bradford plan was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of the railway station, the infirmary, the cemetary, St. Peter’s Church, the Roman Catholic Church, St. George’s Hall and Airedale College.
- This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 33.5cms by 24.8cms (not including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.