IPSWICH by Henry James c.1868 (Ordnance Survey)


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An interesting and detailed mid Victorian plan of the Borough of Ipswich which was produced in the wake of the Reform Act (suffrage) of 1867. The original page of text which accompanies the plan is included in the purchase.

Major General Sir Henry James (1803 ? 1877) was the Director-General of the Ordnance Survey from 1854 to 1875. He was described by the agency itself as “perhaps [the] Ordnance Survey’s most eccentric and egotistical Director General”. He was instrumental in introducing to the agency the new science of photography and would later claim to be the inventor of the printing process known as Photozincography or Zinco.

  • This is an original Victorian Zincograph.
  • Printed area is approximately 22.6cms by 34.2cms (including imprint).
  • The item is in very good condition with decent borders. Click on image for a better view.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 140 years old.
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