An interesting 19th century fox hunting map of Gloucestershire which was produced by J. & C. Walker and published in Hobson’s* Fox Hunting Atlas; Containing Separate Maps Of Every County in England **(London: J. & C. Walker, 1850).
**The maps from this series, which are lithographic transfers, were taken from the original steel plates engraved by J. & C. Walker for their ‘British Atlas’ (first published in 1837) Additional information was then added so as to highlight the ‘places of the meeting of foxhounds’ and to display the county’s various hunts — in the case of Gloucestershire, this includes the Berkeley, Earl Fitzhardinge and the Dike of Beaufort. The map also lists the county’s population, the place of election and polling places, the number of M.P.s returned and displays the extensive railway network that existed in the mid 19th century.
- This is an original lithographic transfer with original colour.
- Printed area is approximately 34.5cms by 39.6cms (including imprint).
- The item is in very good condition; centrefold, as issued. The left margin is close, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 170 years old.
*Also published under the title Walker’s Fox Hunting Atlas…