Sheet 53nw/54ne /62se/63sw, Old Series 1". Warwickshire4 sheets joined, centred on Coventry.
Sheet 53nw/54ne /62se/63sw, Old Series 1". Warwickshire4 sheets joined, centred on Coventry. 53nw - 1884, 54ne -1880 and 62se63sw, dates trimmed off. Birmingham at west edge, Warwick at south edge, Rugby at east edge, Atherstone near north edge. 27x33", cut mounted on linen and folded between maroon leather effect cloth-covereboards with Charles Lapworth Library stamp on label and in pencil manuscript, Charles Lapworth. Not certain if librarian's note or CL signature. Wells, bore holes and section lines noted in ink. Admi boundaries highlighted in green water colour around Coventry. Small ink blot in SW quadrant. Small scraped erasure in NE quadrant. Light soiling at edges by handling. Otherwise in good condition
About the England & Wales One Inch Old Series
The Geological Survey of England and Wales used the Old Series of the Ordnance Survey topographic map at a scale of one inch to the mile as its basemap, initially. These engraved basemaps were published and revised between 1805 and 1885; the sheet sizes varied and the layout and numbering system were eccentric. The Old Series geological maps were hand-coloured and without geological sections, which were published separately. The GS of E&W published the Old Series from 1850 to 1900, when it switched to the colour printing and the New Series one inch maps. However, old stock of the Old Series continued to be issued, hand-coloured, until the 1930s.