Mossley antique map. Now in Greater Manchester, but in Cheshire at the time of the maps creation. A rare Ordnance Survey map by Robert Owen Jones, Royal Engineer, produced for the Local Government Boundary Commission Report, 1888. Map illustrates the Borough and Urban Sanitary District Boundary, together with the County Boundary and proposed amendments.
Mossley is a small town and a civil parish in Greater Manchester, England, in the upper Tame Valley and the foothills of the Pennines, 3 miles southeast of Oldham and 8.9 miles east of Manchester. The historic counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire meet in Mossley and local government wards and church parishes correspond to their boundaries.
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.