Bristol antique map Ordnance Survey 1888

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Bristol antique map with a Diagram of the County Boundary between Gloucestershire and Somerset, the Bristol Poor Law Union Boundary and the City Boundary and Proposed new Parish Union and County Boundary. A rare Ordnance Survey map by R. Owen Jones, Royal Engineer, produced for the Local Government Boundary Commission Report, 1888.Paper size 10.5 x 14 inches. Original colouring. Some browning to margins on left and base of map (see scan.) Binding holes well beyond printed area. Commission text will be supplied if available.

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Bristol antique map with a Diagram of the County Boundary between Gloucestershire and Somerset, the Bristol Poor Law Union Boundary and the City Boundary and Proposed new Parish Union and County Boundary. A rare Ordnance Survey map by R. Owen Jones, Royal Engineer, produced for the Local Government Boundary Commission Report, 1888.

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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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