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One-inch (1:63,360) New Series map of England and Wales, sheet 274, coloured

39. Possibly the earliest attempt of the Ordnance Survey to publish a one-inch map in colour, these two New Series sheets (Nos 38 & 39) were issued in 1887 with outline in black, water in blue and contours in red. They were probably purely experimental, there being no indication either in publication reports or catalogues that they were intended for public sale. Two copies of each sheet only are recorded.

From copies now in the Map Department, Cambridge University Library, at Maps.aa.G.014.3 and at Maps.aa.G.014.2