16 May 2011

Historic Street and County Atlases from Mapseeker

Mapseeker Archive Publishing, with maps from the Collins Bartholomew Historic Map Archive, have just brought out the first atlases in two new ranges of publications - The Armchair Time Travellers Street Atlas series and the Revolutionary Times County Atlas collection.

Armchair Time Travellers Street Atlases
These atlases have been published with the kind permission of Collins Bartholomew Ltd and dedicated to J .G. Bartholomew who published the original pocket guides.

The Atlas and Guide of Liverpool 1928
“Travel back to 1928 Liverpool by exploring the detailed street atlas now re-published for the first time and in larger detail.  Its expansion from a small fishing village to a major city port was brought about mainly from sea trade with the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe.  Over the next few decades many council estates as well as many new public buildings would be built.  However large portions of the city’s heritage would disappear, either as a result of heavy war time bombing or gung-ho modern planning.  Numerous farmsteads can still be seen in the outlying countryside, bordering hamlets and small villages are still rural in character, about to be consumed as Liverpool continues to expand.” Paul Leslie Line, Mapseeker Archive Publishing

Also available in the growing Armchair Time Travellers Atlas series:
A Guide to Birmingham 1924
A Guide to Glasgow and District 1926
A Guide to Manchester 1927
A Guide to London 1907

Revolutionary Times Atlases
This collection of books sets out to cover all the counties of England and Wales, containing borough surveys and reports from 1830-1840.  The maps have been re-created and published along with the reports, period views and vistas for the individual boroughs.  The final chapter in each of the books concludes with the arrival of the railways, supplementing the borough surveys with railway maps and guides used by the early Victorian traveller.View the lay of the land encompassing many townships, villages and hamlets in your borough as they were almost 200 years ago.  The borough surveys detail named houses, halls, cathedrals and churches, farms, mills, woods and heaths, lakes and pools – many of which have long since disappeared.
This volume for Warwickshire and Worcestershire is the first from the series.

Visit the Historical Books page on the Mapseeker website for further information and to purchase online.

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