What makes this map so interesting are the railroad lines and stations already engraved, although the London - Birmingham Railway opened only in 1838 and the Eastern Counties Railway fork reached Hertford only in 1843. So, at the time of printing, the trains were not yet running, but the lines from London to Birmingham and to Cambridge and Norwich (with the fork to Hertford) were entered into this map.
Maps, British Isles, Hertfordshire, Herts, with St. Albans Abbey and Cashiobury, railroads

Maps, British Isles, Hertfordshire, Herts, with St. Albans Abbey and Cashiobury, railroads

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Hertfordshire. Anonymous steel engraving in fine original hand coloring of the county of Hertfordshire. With two insets: St. Albans Abbey and Cashiobury. Several coats of arms. 1837

What makes this map so interesting are the railroad lines and stations already engraved, although the London - Birmingham Railway opened only in 1838 and the Eastern Counties Railway fork reached Hertford only in 1843. So, at the time of printing, the trains were not yet running, but the lines from London to Birmingham and to Cambridge and Norwich (with the fork to Hertford) were entered into this map.

Original antique print 

Very decorative map. Narrow margins. Mounted on heavier paper.

21 x 26.8 cm (8.3 x 10.6") 

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