Smith's New Pocket Companion of the Roads of England and Wales


This map of the route between Grantham and Newcastle (from Hick’s Hall) shows little more than the road with important geographic features such as hills and rivers depicted in the simplest manner possible and with towns and villages along the route demarcated with black dots. The boundaries of country estates are treated in a similar way, with little detail other than the extent of the property and the name. Below the names of the large market towns (indicated by the place-name being given in capitals) is the number of miles travelled from the starting point.

The publication included an extensive index where towns could be cross-referenced with the connecting routes, giving the distance in miles from London.

Full title:
Smith's New Pocket Companion of the Roads of England and Wales ... engraved on forty-three copper-plates ... with a copious index, etc.
1826, London
Charles Smith & Son
Book / Map
Charles Smith
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Maps 15.a.14.

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