Explore the landscape of England & Wales in the last 200 years...
Ideal for anyone interested in the changing landscape or genealogy this complete Historical series provides you with up to 1,600km² from each era of historical mapping - 1800s, 1900s, 1920s and 1940s.
Explore the landscape of the 1800s on OS/Cassini historical maps. Using data from surveys of England & Wales between 1805 and 1874, these black & white maps were engraved by hand and show a largely rural landscape still reliant on horse and cart and drovers trails rather than roads.
Explore the landscape of the 1900s - the late Victorian age on OS/Cassini historical maps. Taken from surveys conducted between 1896 and 1904 this title marks the growth of the railway, with over 18,000 miles of track covering England & Wales.
Explore the landscape of the 1920s on OS/Cassini historical mapping.
The third in the series, the 1920s uses data from 1919 to 1926 and clearly shows the impact on the landscape of the age of the motor car. Roads cover the once rural landscape linking ever larger urban areas and colour is used for the first time to grade the suitability of roads for vehicles.
Explore the landscape of the 1940s on OS/Cassini historical mapping.
Post-war urbanisation and changing land use is clear in the final title in the series. Using surveys made between 1945 and 1948, although the railway is at its peak, it is easy to see that the road has taken priority and the major cities of England & Wales are larger than ever before.