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Pickering & Chatto

Literature, Social Science, Women's Studies, Economics, Philosophy.

The Railways in Great Britain. Also the Line of Navigation From the principal Sea Ports to both home and Foreign Stations.


A fine handkerchief produced at the height of Railway Mania. The title was clearly copied from the 1843 publication of 'Bradshaw's map of the railways in Great Britain shewing also the line of navigation from the principal sea ports to both home and foreign stations'. The vignette in the top right hand corner shows a train steaming along a viaduct with factories in the background and a ‘Railway Despatch’ stagecoach in the foreground. There is some reason to believe the handkerchief was manufactured at Manchester The number of cotton mills in Manchester peaked at 108 in 1853 and the title of Cottonopolis was coined about this time.