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Cumbria – 1,000 Years Of Maps

William D. Shannon


Available to pre-order

The name Camri first appears on maps in AD1050. Since then the Lake District and historic counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire have been mapped countless times.

Cumbria – 1,000 Years Of Maps features more than 100 charts, surveys and maps from ten centuries of cartography, including:

  • the earliest maps, when the world fitted onto a single sheet of A4,
  • the first ‘county surveys’ – elaborate in detail, destined for gentry parlours,
  • tourist maps – from Thomas West’s viewing stations to Alfred Wainwright’s ‘love letters to the fells’,
  • historical maps – illustrative trips to the wad mines of Borrowdale and the first attempts to map Roman Britain,
  • travel maps – recording the golden ages of canal, rail and road,
  • maps of the Ordnance Survey – and the evolution of a military department into the best map-maker of its time.

From geological plots to nautical charts, audacious forgeries to postal itineraries, town surveys to military plans, Cumbria – 1,000 Years Of Maps not only profiles the evolution of Cumbrian cartography, it also celebrated the rich social history of a much-loved landscape.

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Jake Island Ltd



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Hardback; 300 x 250mm



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