[London: House of Commons, 1832.]
Coloured engraving. 215 x 280mm, 8½ x 9¾". Laid on and edged with linen. Some wear and surface dirt.
The Royal Burgh of North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland, on a scale is 6 inches to a mile. (Not Berwick-on-Tweed.) Originally published at the time of the Reform Act (which adjusted the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies to take account of the urban drift caused by the Industrial Revolution), this map was used in the Great Post Office Reform of 1839-40, championed by Rowland Hill, to determine the extent of free delivery for mail. Another part of this reorganisation was the introduction of the Penny Black, the world's first postage stamp.
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