Staffordshire antique parliamentary constituency map


Staffordshire antique parliamentary constituency map of Hanley, Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent, published 1885. Size of engraved area approx 15.5 x 16 inches. Usual fold. See scan for unusual trim when bound into the report. Separate text will be provided where available.


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Stoke on Trent, Hanley and Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire antique map. Parliamentary Boundary map, published in the Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales 1885. Includes: Tunstall, Burslem, Wolstanton, Northwood, longton, Hanford, Adderley, Trentham, Apedale Hall. 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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