An interesting 19th century fox hunting map of the West Riding of Yorkshire 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, 1849-1882).
**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 the West Riding, this includes the Bramham Moor, Badsworth, the York and Ainsty and Mr. Lumley’s Hunt. The map also lists the riding’s population (1,154,924), the number of M.P.s returned and shows the extensive railway network that existed by the late 19th century.
- This is an original lithographic transfer with original colour.
- Printed area is approximately 40.1cms by 32.7cms
- The item is in very good condition with decent margins; centre fold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.
*Also published under the title Walker’s Fox Hunting Atlas…