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One-inch (1:63,360) New Series map of England and Wales, sheet 273, with grey horizontal hachures

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40. See also sheets 271 and 272 (nos 19, 20). When the New Series was authorised in 1872 it was anticipated that it would follow the now established pattern of being published first in an outline edition, and later in an alternative version with hills, both being produced by engraving. However, it was anticipated that some sheets might be needed for military purposes sooner than the hills could be engraved, and so a provisional zincographed version was also authorised. In the event very few of these seem to have been produced. The hills of this sheet are in the form of grey ‘horizontal hachures’, or form-lines, and were printed from transfers to zinc. It was printed in 1886.

From a copy now in the Map Department, Cambridge University Library, at Maps.aa.G.014.4