Stamford antique map Ordnance Survey 1888

£45.00

Stamford Lincolnshire antique map with a Diagram of the County Boundary between Lincolnshire, Rutlandshire and Northamptonshire. A dotted line shows the recommended transfer of land from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire to Rutland, thus putting the whole of the town in the same county. A similar transfer of land is proposed for the Urban Sanitary District Boundary. A rare Ordnance Survey map by R. Owen Jones, Royal Engineer, produced for the Local Government Boundary Commission Report, 1888. Paper size approx. 10.5 x 14 inches. Browning to edges but otherwise a nice clean map for its age (see scan.) Binding holes on extreme right of paper, beyond scanned area.

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Stamford Lincolnshire antique map with a Diagram of the County Boundary between Lincolnshire, Rutlandshire and Northamptonshire. A dotted line shows the recommended transfer of land from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire to Rutland, thus putting the whole of the town in the same county. A similar transfer of land is proposed for the Urban Sanitary District 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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