London: The Ordnance Survey for The War Office, 1940. 42 linen-backed sheet maps covering most of Southern England. Contained in a brown leather-covered hinged case with metal reinforcements at the corners and an Index to the maps housed in the lid. The external dimensions are 29 x 20 x 14 cms. The case is sound and very good with some rust to the exposed metal, a few bumps and scratches, and some wear to the leather-covered handle. The maps are clean and without splits and tears. Most have tags attached to show the sheet number although two (118 & 119) appear to be from a different edition though dated 1940. Very good. Item #4899
The Index in the lid shows maps covering all of southern Britain from mid-Wales to the north Norfolk coast. This full case contains 42 maps from that larger series, from Leominster to Portland Bill and Felixstowe to Beachy Head. The maps present are 80-83, 91-98, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111-125, 128-135, 140 & 141. Sheets which are missing cover Stroud, Watford, Ashford and the Isle of Wight. Nevertheless, this is a remarkable survival from those dark days of the mid-twentieth century when the invaders were expected to be human and not viral.
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