Map PICTORIAL PLAN OF THE ROADS TO THE SOUTH COAST England
Artist/Illustrator: Drawn by Alfred E. Taylor.
Title: Pictorial Plan Of The Roads To The South Coast.
Print Method: Lithographic.
Date of Publication/Production: circa 1932.
Provenance: See below.
A colourful and very attractive pictorial map which features a decorative cartouche and compass; a table of distances in miles. Suitable for mounting and framing. A Pictorial plan of the Roads to the South Coast (from London, and covering from Margate in the East along the South Coast to Christchurch and Boscombe in the West). Small coloured sketches of landmarks and architectural features of most of the larger towns mentioned along the road. Here are some of them:
Dartford - Gravesend - Rochester - Cobham Hall - Chatham - Gillingham - Key Street - Sittingbourne - Faversham - Isle of Sheppey - Faversham - Canterbury - Wingham - Ash - Sandwich - Richborough - Ramsgate - Broadstairs - Margate - Dover - Folkestone - Sandgate - Hythe - Smeeth - Ashford - Charing - Lenham - Harrietsham - Maidstone - Aylesford - Pilgrims Way - Eynsford - Farningham - Sidcup - Bromley - Farnborough - Charles Darwin lived at Downe - Riverhead - Westerham - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Bayham Abbey - Lamberhurst - Scotney - Cranbrook - Staplehurst - Biddenden - Tenterden - Hawkhurst - Bodium Castle - Hastings - Winchelsea - Rye - Romney Marsh - Miel - Kentish Man arguing with Man of Kent - Battle - Robertsbridge - Hurst Green - Tunbridge Wells - Frant - Mayfield - Cross In Hand - Horsebridge - Hailsham - Eastbourne - Beachy Head - Newhaven - Brighton - Lewes - Uckfield - Ashdown Forest - East Grinstead - Forest Row - Godstone - Caterham - Croydon - Sutton - Purley - Redhill - Reigate - Horley - Crawley - Handcross - Haywards Heath - Jacobs Post - Burgess Hill - Hove - Shoreham - Worthing - Washington - Horsham - Whipping Post and Bull Ring - Dorking - Mickleham - Leatherhead - Epsom - Kingston - Esher - Cobham - Ripley - Reive - Guildford - Godalming - Chiddingfold - The Anchor - Hazelmere - Slinfold - Petworth - Midhurst - Singleton - Goodwood Race Course - Chichester - Bognor Regis - Selsey Bill - Portsmouth - Hayling Island - Southsea - The Victory Portsmouth Dockyard - Havant - Cosham - Horndean - Waterlooville - Butser Cutting on the Downs - The Spread Eagle - Petersfield - Liss - Hindhead - Aldershot - Farnborough - Frimley - Staines - Egham - Bagshott - Hook - Basingstoke - Alton - Alresford - St Cross - Twyford - West Meon - Drocksford - Botley - Fareham - Gosport - Netley Abbey - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Southampton - Lymington - Beaulieu - Fawley Where Esso High Test is refined - Milton - Christchurch - Ringwood - Lyndhurst - Fordingbridge - Romsey - Salisbury - Amesbury - Andover - Winchester.
On the Isle of Wight : Ventnor, Freshwater, Cowes, Whippingham, , Sandown Shanklin, Brading plus many more.
The list is not necessarily exhaustive so if you are indeed looking for a particular place, feel free to confirm its presence with us.
There is a table titled Table of Distances - The Road from London listing various places. There are notation in the English Channel from William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Horace Smith.
Provenance information: These maps were originally produced for Pratts Motor Oil Co. which was replaced by The Anglo American Oil Co. Ltd. (Esso) in the 1930s; Published by H. K. McCann Co. Ltd 109 Jermyn St London. Date estimated: 1932-36.
Suitable for framing. It measures 385 x 285mm (15.25 x 11.25") plus borders, with an as published fold. It is in good condition with a little age yellowing. It is blank on the reverse apart from titles. It originally would have been in an atlas, edge mounted so as to avoid damage to the map, and not stapled. The map will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels. Postage and packing is charged at cost.
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