Yorkshire O.S. – 6inch 1st Ed – 1844 – 1853

Ordnance Survey 6 inch first edition Maps of Yorkshire   1844 – 1853

Yorks 6in 3 up

This is a set of three DVDs

These DVDs contains all of the first edition 6 inch maps  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 DVDs.  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 each of the Ridings of Yorkshire .  You can zoom in to the smallest detail or out to see the whole riding.  Printing is possible from both versions.

The introduction on each DVD is by Terry Wyke.  Terry Wyke teaches social and economic history in the Department of History, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Disc 1      Contains the maps of the East Riding

Disc 2      Contains the maps of the West Riding

Disc 3      Contains the maps of the North Riding

All three DVDs include maps of the Ainsty of York