Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil
Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil

Pratts Plan of the West Country, 1932 by A.E. Taylor - Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall - Old Vintage Car Map - Esso, Standard Oil

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This rather fascinating pictorial map of the West Country was created by A.E. Taylor and published in 1932 by Pratts Oil - which was known as Standard Oil in the US and in a few months would be known as Esso in the UK.

Taylor was commissioned to create a series of maps of the United Kingdom and Ireland to encourage people to drive around the country in their new-fangled motor carriages (aka cars) - which, of course, would consume Esso oil!

Most of the major towns and cities in the West Country are visible on this map - and in many cases, accompanied by a beautiful little illustration of the town's high street or other notable landmark. Along the coastline there are sketches of the cliffs and hills that can be seen there. Dotted around the map are phrases from famous books or poems.

The map mostly focuses on the classic 'West Country' of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, but Gloucestershire just pokes its head in at the top with Bristol, and Wiltshire is on the right hand edge with the city of Salisbury.

Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your town! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain town or village is on this map.

This map looks great at all sizes from 12x18 inches (30x45cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 80 inches (200cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the West Country or who is a bit of a petrolhead or car history buff.

You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

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