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SKETCH OF THE POST OFFICE MAP

SKETCH OF THE POST OFFICE MAP

Lithographer: Basire, James

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1838

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XIX

Item number: 48

Length: 686

Width: 838

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: Scale not given

This outline map of England and Wales was commissioned by the House of Commons for the reform of the post service in the late 1830s. The map shows the mail delivery routes throughout the country (distinguishing rail, coach, horse and foot deliveries) and indicates all post office towns and Penny Post sub-offices. The circles radiating from the City of Leicester indicate the distances regulating the rates of postage.

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