The Oarsman's and Angler's Map of the River Thames 1893: From Its Source to London Bridge

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9781873590010: The Oarsman's and Angler's Map of the River Thames 1893: From Its Source to London Bridge
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Explore Britain's best loved waterway with the map that must surely have been used by the Three Men in a Boat. Very detailed, one inch to the mile and over 8 feet in length, it shows all 164 miles from the source to London. Riverside towns and villages are marked with historical information and details of the locks and how to operate them. For fishermen, the best pools where trout, pike, perch and others were to be found. There are also details of toll charges and angling laws and a description of life on the river over a century ago when the Thames was the nation's favourite place for recreation and sport. The map is concertina folded in a protective wallet.

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E.G. Ravenstein FRGS
Published by Old House Books, Devon, England, UK (1991)
ISBN 10: 1873590016 ISBN 13: 9781873590010
Used Quantity Available: 1
Manian Enterprises
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Book Description Old House Books, Devon, England, UK, 1991. Condition: As New. E.G. Ravenstein FRGS (illustrator). A facsimile color reproduction (published in 1991) of a unique map originally published by James Reynolds & Sons in 1893, it served as an up-to-date Victorian guide at that time for the riverside paths along the Thames, as well as the river itself. Includes sights to see along the river, riverside inns, railways, towns and villages, locks and weirs, best places for fishing, etc. Compiled by E.G. Ravenstein FRGS and computed from the original one inch to the mile Ordnance Survey Maps. Measures six and a half inches wide and over eight and a half feet long when fully opened. Folds neatly into a compact 6.5" x 9" with its own envelope-like slipcase (this slipcase is somewhat creased with some minor stains; the map itself is in pristine condition). Includes a small booklet that provides a historical context of the map and the river; written by Richard Way, a specialist bookseller on rowing and the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames. In excellent condition. Folded Map with Procket. Seller Inventory # E4294

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