Dec 18 2016

Engraved Copper Plates Retrieved

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryEngraved Copper Plates Retrieved

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The British Library has acquired nine engraved copper plates, used to print maps of India for the East India Company in the late 18th and early 19th century, from a scrap metal dealer. Another plate had been acquired in 1988 from a Norfolk farmer, who had intended to use it as a mudguard for his tractor. The plates … Continue reading "Engraved Copper Plates Retrieved"