Shropshire antique map, here using the historic County of Salop title. A rare Ordnance Survey map by Robert Owen Jones, Royal Engineer, produced for the Local Government Boundaries Commission Report, 1888. The map shows the Poor Law Unions of: Oswestry, Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Wem, Drayton, Atcham, Wellington, Shifnal, Madeley, Church Stretton, Clun, Teme, Ludlow, Tenbury, Cleobury Mortimer and Bridgnorth. The map also includes Proposed changes to the County Boundary, together with details of Civil Parishes and Urban Sanitary Districts.
Shropshire alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.
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.