Salford Lancashire antique map Boundary Commission 1885

£45.00

Antique map of Salford Lancashire showing Old Trafford, Trafford Bridge, Trafford Park, Kersal Ward, Broughton, Pendleton, Seedley Ward, Greengate, Hulme, Sedgley Park. Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales 1885. Zincographed map produced by R. Owen Jones, Royal Engineers. Size of engraved area approx. 12 x 13.5 inches. Usual fold. A nice clean map. Separate text will be provided where available.

 

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Salford Lancashire antique map, , 1885. Antique Parliamentary Boundary map of  Salford Lancashire . Published in the Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales 1885. Includes: Old Trafford, Trafford Bridge, Trafford Park, Kersal Ward, Broughton, Pendleton, Seedley Ward, Greengate, Hulme, Sedgley Park. Zincographed Ordnance Survey map produced by Colonel R. Owen Jones, Royal Engineers. Printed by Eyre and  Spottiswoode, London.

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,

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict., c. 23) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was a piece of electoral reform legislation that redistributed the seats in the House of Commons, introducing the concept of equally populated constituencies, a concept in the broader global context termed equal apportionment, in an attempt to equalise representation across the UK. It was associated with, but not part of, the Reform Act 1884 .

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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