Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 349

"Birmingham", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: England

Period: 1839 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

Extremely detailed city plan with all major buildings shown in outline and even the names of prominent landholders noted. At bottom are architectural elevations of several public buildings and churches. At top right is an inset of the vicinity of the city showing the boundaries per the Reform Act of 1832. The Parish of Birmingham, the Parish of Edgbaston, and the Townships of Bordesley, Duddeston, Nechels and Deritend were proposed for inclusion in the Borough of Birmingham within this Act.


Condition: B

Closely margined, as issued. Scattered foxing, two small wormholes in map.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $35

Closed on 3/5/2003