"Pigot & Co.'s New Map of England &Wales. With Part of Scotland. Including the New Lines of Canals, Rail Roads &c.", Pigot, James & Co.
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1838 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 26.7 inches
52.8 x 67.8 cm
This large, detailed steel-engraved map of England and Wales is divided into counties and extends to show the southern swath of Scotland as well as unengraved portions of Ireland and France. Towns, cities, rivers, railroads, canals, mail roads, turnpikes, and cross roads are identified. Numbers next to locations indicate their distance relative to London. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis appears next to the title, which is written in elegant calligraphic style.
Two folds as issued with a number of fold separations and edge tears, all of which have been archivally repaired. There are also areas of light toning, especially concentrated around the sheet's vertical fold.