A New Plan Of The City Of Bath
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This map of Bath shows 'Mr . Pultney's Bridge' and the projected Great Pulteney Street, which would not be built until 1788; 'footways' are shown towards Claverton Down and to Widcombe, but not yet named, merely shown as dotted lines. Spring Gardens is shown in outline, and The Prison is still clearly marked where Frances Square would later be planned - but not in the end built. 26 locations are identified in a numbered key but are hard to define as the engraving is quite worn. A rare, fragile and fascinating early map during a time of huge growth for Bath, laid on protective archival backing.
mapmaker: W. Taylor & W. Meyler
place and date of publication: Bath 1785
medium and colour: copperplate, uncolouredref: 42101
size in mm: 165 by 125mm (6.5 by 5 inches).
Price: £ 80£ 40
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