Ordnance Survey 6 inch first edition 1844 – 1849
Maps of Yorkshire West Riding
This DVD contains all of the first edition 6 inch maps of the West Riding of Yorkshire. These maps are very important since they pre-date the 25 inch maps by over 30 years.
The images were scanned from maps held at various private collections including The Leeds Library. The maps measure 1m x 0.7m and are scanned at 300 dpi. in grayscale.
The maps are in two forms on the DVD. The first version presents the maps in sheet form as they were produced. This version is accessed by Adobe Acrobat via a graphical index. In the second version the maps have been stripped of their borders and joined together to form a single composite map of the West Riding of Yorkshire 45 ft by 40 ft. You can zoom in to the smallest detail or out to see the whole riding. Printing is possible from both versions.
The introduction is by Terry Wyke. Terry Wyke teaches social and economic history in the Department of History, Manchester Metropolitan University.