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POSTAL DISTRICT MAP OF LONDON

POSTAL DISTRICT MAP OF LONDON

Lithographer: Gillot

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XIX

Item number: 51

Length: 699

Width: 914

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3'' : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 21120)

Map scale description: 3'' : 1 m.

This map was issued as a supplement with the Illustrated Times of 21 March 1857, showing the division of the city in the ten post codes. The title appears at top centre, with lists of places and corresponding postcodes down both sides of the plate. A note from the Postmaster General is included, explaining the division of the city in post codes and encouraging the public to use the post code when addressing letters. The map appears to be an exact copy of Davies' 'Map of the British Metropolis'.

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