Plan Of Liverpool
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A very detailed and attractive plan of Liverpool extending from Walton on the Hill to South Toxteth. The docks along the banks of the Mersey extend from the Import Dock to Canada Dock and are a clear visual indication of Liverpool's importance for trade at this time. Some 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool at the start of the nineteenth century and there was a great influx in the population when Irish migrants arrived following the Great Famine of the 1840s. This map represents Liverpool at an important point in its history, just three years after it attained the status of a city. Here are shown many of the buildings constructed during a period of immense wealth. A thorough index flanks the map on either side. The map was published in Bacon's "New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas Of The British Isles With Plans Of Towns" on two pages as well as in other atlases.
mapmaker: G. W. Bacon
place and date of publication: London c.1883
medium and colour: lithograph, Original colourref: 43951
size in mm: 630 by 490mm (24.75 by 19.25 inches).
Price: £ 200£ 120
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