Railway Maps • GB • Bradshaw • 1852

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Here is an image of Bradshaw’s railway map of the UK. It’s dated 1852. I love the decorative engraving of the title and the clever way some of the more important cities have their own detailed maps, ranged to the edge of the sheet.

Bradshaw is a key figure in the cultural history of railways. He was the first to publish an integrated timetable for all the railways of Britain. He also published guide books for railway travellers. Later, the business expanded to provide international timetables and guides.

Michael Portillo uses a Bradshaw for his Great Railway Journeys TV programme…

I will look for images of other railway maps from around the world…

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