Ordnance Survey Maps - Six-inch England and Wales, Special Emergency Edition

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A set of 73 sheets, forming part of the 'Special Emergency Edition', a rapid revision in 1938-39 of the OS Six-Inch to the mile maps for Air Raid Precaution purposes. Most of the revision relates to new buildings and roads, with information obtained variously from One-Inch to the mile revision material, recent 25 inch to the mile revision, and some special surveys. Many sheets therefore show landscape detail which reflects much earlier revision in ca. 1900-25, juxtaposed with some building developments and roads which were very recent in 1939. Read further information on the Special Emergency Edition.

Although 3,058 Special Emergency Edition sheets were printed (covering all places with a population of over 2,000 people), the sheets were not sent to the Legal Deposit Libraries. We are very grateful to the Charles Close Society for donating these maps to NLS.

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