Cruchley’s Visitor’s Map Of The Environs Of Harrogate
G. F. Cruchley, Map Publisher, 81, Fleet Street.
[n.d. but c. 1870]
Showing all the railways, roads, parks, etc. from the ordnance survey.
Folding paper map in outline colour, 22 x 20 inches. Map folded into stiff card covers. A little wear to extremities and some neat repairs to map folds; otherwise a very good copy. This plan of a wide area around Harrogate between York, Leeds, Halifax and Masham is filled with a dense network of railways. As the branch from Keighley progresses only a little way beyond Haworth (station opened 1867) it is likely to have been published soon after this date. The map publishing company founded by George Frederick Cruchley (1797-1880) was one of the leading cartographic enterprises of its time, publishing maps of all over the world, but known particularly for its detailed maps of London. It operated from the Fleet Street address after 1834.
[Stock No. 26438]