1879 Warren Map of Great Britain and Ireland
Description: This is an example of David M. Warren's 1879 map of Great Britain and Ireland. It covers the British Isles from the Orkney Islands to Scilly Islands and includes the Hebrides Islands and Ireland. An inset in the top right quadrant details the Shetland Islands while another in the bottom left quadrant features the Channel Islands.
During this time in history, Scotland was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and emerging as the center of engineering and shipbuilding in the British Isles. Britain at the time was experiencing a rapid expansion of its empire to include India and parts of Africa.
Throughout, the map identifies various railroads, cities, towns, rivers, islands, mountain passes and an assortment of additional topographical details. The map is color coded according to regional and political boundaries with elevation rendered by hachure. Issued as page 71 in the 1879 edition of Warren's Common-School Geography.
Date: 1879 (undated)
Source: Warren, D. M., Common School Geography, 1879.
Size: Printed area measures 11.5 in height x 9.5 inches in width (29.21 x 24.13 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Even overall toning. Text on verso. Some foxing.
Code: GreatBritainIreland-warren-1879 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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