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A Plan Of The Intended Navigable Canal From Leeds To Selby, Proposed To Communicate In The Township of Holbeck ...

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A Plan Of The Intended Navigable Canal From Leeds To Selby, Proposed To Communicate In The Township of Holbeck ... : Anonymous/Gentleman's Magazine

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The proposed Leeds and Selby Canal, bypassing the winding River Aire, was intended to save transit time for freight between Leeds and the coastal ports . However, the Parliamentary Bill was defeated and the shorter Selby Canal was built to Haddesley on the Aire. By way of further historical interest, the map is decorated with ancient remains, including a coin.
region: Yorkshire
mapmakers: Anonymous Gentleman's Magazine  
place and date of publication: London 1774
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 190 by 340mm (7.5 by 13.5 inches).
ref: 40784

Price: £ 160£ 128

 
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