Map PICTORIAL PLAN OF WALES Pictorial
Artist/Illustrator: Drawn by Alfred E. Taylor.
Title: Pictorial Plan of Wales with Neighbouring Counties.
Print Method: Lithographic.
Size: Overall 465x310mm (18.25x12.25").
Date of Publication/Production: circa 1932.
Provenance: See below.
A colourful and very attractive pictorial map of Wales which features a decorative cartouche and compass; a table of distances in miles. The map is suitable for mounting and framing. It includes a compass rose, and vignettes forming coloured sketches of landmarks and architectural features of places shown along the road. Plus literary quotations from Daniel Defoe -William Wordsworth - Shakespeare etc. There is a line at the top of the map which reads Thou Eden of bards and birthplace of son, The sons of thy mountains are valiant and strong... Land of My Fathers.
Here is a list of some of the many places shown on the map:
Holyhead (Anglesey) - Amlwch - Llangefni - Pentraeth - Beaumaris - Menai Bridge - Llanfair P G - Bangor - Aber - Conway Conwy - Llandudno - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Prestatyn - Holywell - Flint - Hawarden Castle - Chester - Birkenhead - Hoylake Golf - Liverpool - Warrington - Tarporley - Eaton Hall - miel - Nantwich - Whitchurch - Hodnet - Whem - Shrewsbury - Much Wenlock - Church Stretton - Ludlow - Tenbury - Leominster - Hereford - Ross - Monmouth - Tintern Abbey - Chepstow - Caerleon - Newport - Caerphilly - Cardiff - Bristol - Clevedon - Congresbury - Weston super Mare - Avonmouth - Esso Ocean Installation - Weston Super Mare - Clevedon - Penarth - Barry - Cowbridge - Llantwit Major - Ewenny Priory - Bridgend - Porthcawl - Port Talbot - Neath - Morriston - Swansea - Mumbles - Arthurs Stone - Wormshead - Llanelly - Kidwelly - Carmarthan - St Clears - Red Roses - Tenby - Lamphey - Pembroke - Huntsmans Leap - Milford Haven - Dale - Haverfordwest - St Davids - Fishgurard (here you may take a trip to Ireland) - Cardigan - Newquay - Aberayron - Aberystwyth - Devils Bridge - Machynlleth - Aberdovey - Towyn - Dolgelley - Barmouth - Harlech - Criccieth - Blaenauffestiniog - Beddgelert - Portmadoc - Pwllheli - Aberdaron - Nevin - Caernarvon.
Bala - Ruthin - Denbigh - Mold - LLangollen - Oswestry - Welshpool - Montgomery - Newtown - Reive - Rhayader - Llandrindod Wells - Presteigne - Hay - Talgarth - Builth Wells - Brecon - Crickhowell - Aberdare - The Vale of Neath - Lampeter - Carmarthen - and many more
Plus many more. There is also a table of distances from London to some of the major towns. At the top and bottom of the map are Public Arms of Caernarvon - Bangor - Wales - Wrexham - Pembroke - Brecon - Carmarthen - Swansea - and Cardiff.
The list is not necessarily exhaustive so if you are indeed looking for a particular place, feel free to confirm its presence with us.
Provenance info. 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 overall 465x310mm (18.25x12.25") incl. borders; and printed area 385 x 285mm (15.25 x 11.25"). There is an as published centre fold. It is in good condition. It is blank on the reverse apart from a cartouche title. 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 board backed envelope and sent Royal Mail Large Letter. Postage packing etc is charged at cost.
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