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3 inches to 1 mile scale map of of London area

Date range1933 - 1953
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries OS, subseries OS 1


After the attempt to create a series of 3 inch / mile maps of London failed in the 1930s, the project was revisited after the war and looked at again. It was still not deemed commercially viable enough, and the emerging 1:25,000 maps covered the area sufficiently well. A-Z by this time had become established as the leading London street map maker, and the OS never really caught up again.


The file contains a few cover samples of a map, and a "mockup" which shows how the map would fold up (similar to a one inch map but with three folds instead of two) using a blank sheet of paper as a sample.

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