These highly detailed town and city street plans were drawn up in 1832 by RK Dawson to update all the town boundaries in the country. A major revision of the parliamentary representation of the country was under way and these maps were intended as definitive records of the boundaries.
They make a fascinating account of each town and when compared with the much expanded present day urban sprawl they highlight the explosion of development which has taken place in the last 187 years.
In many cases the original town is almost village like compared to the present day
The original hand colouring adds to the visual appeal of these excellent examples which are not to be compared with the many folding editions currently on the market. These are all large paper format without folds, and therefore devoid of the usual offsetting so often seen.