Abingdon antique map Boundary Commission 1888

£45.00 £40.00

Abingdon antique map with a Diagram of the Alterations Proposed by the Boundaries Commission. Illustrating the  present and proposed County Boundary , together with details of the Urban Sanitary District Boundary, as well as the location of Andersey Island between the River Thames and Backwater. Paper size 10.5 x 14 inches. Original colouring. Some browning to margins encroaching onto printed area (see scan.) Binding holes well beyond printed area. Commission text will be supplied if available.

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Abingdon antique map with a Diagram of the Alterations Proposed by the Local Government Boundaries Commission to Abingdon. Illustrating the Present and Proposed County Boundary, together with details of the Borough and Urban Sanitary District Boundary, as well as the location of Andersey Island between the River Thames and Backwater.

Abingdon also known as Abingdon-on-Thames, is a historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England. Historically the county town of Berkshire

The Boundary Commissions in the United Kingdom are non-departmental public bodies responsible for determining the boundaries of constituencies for elections to the House of Commons, and areas of local government.

The Local Government (Boundaries) Act 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 61) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act established boundary commissioners to reform the areas of administrative bodies in England and Wales in preparation for the creation of elected councils by the Local Government Act 1888. In the event, the recommendations of the commissioners were not carried out.

Zincography was a planographic printing process that used zinc plates. Alois Senefelder first mentioned zinc’s lithographic use as a substitute for Bavarian limestone in his 1801 English patent specifications. In 1834, Federico Lacelli patented a zincographic printing process, producing large maps called géoramas. In 1837-1842, Eugène-Florent Kaeppelin perfected the process to create a large polychrome geologic map.

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