Sheet 98nw, Old Series 1". Central Lake District, 1882, 1st edition, issued 1911.

Sheet 98nw, Old Series 1". Central Lake District, 1882, 1st edition, issued 1911.

Geological Survey of England & Wales

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Sheet 98nw, Old Series 1". Central Lake District, 1882, 1st edition, issued 1911. Flat, linen-backed, closely trimmed 15.25x22.5, neat library notation and stamp in upper right margin, pinholes in margin corners. Includes Ambleside, Hawkshead, Grasmere and most of L Windemere along the east edge.In good condition. Map is very attractive, but close and skewed trim cuts into index map in left margin reducing it to 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.

See also: Index Map for England & Wales One Inch Old Series.