Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed
Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed

Rare Old Map of Leeds in 1851 by John Rapkin - Framed or Unframed

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This lovely map of Leeds, engraved in 1851 by John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co, looks surprisingly similar to the city centre of Leeds today!

This incredibly detailed old map of Leeds would look great on the wall of someone lives in, or has a soft spot for Leeds.

Lovely engravings adorn the edges of the map, including the Town Hall, Kirkstall Abbey, Wellington Bridge, and New Gaol.

Many of the streets and buildings near the River Aire are the same as today, including the main Leeds railway station - though back in 1851 it was called Bradford station. Just north of the station, York Place and Park Place are still there today - though they look very different.

The A64 is here - but back in 1851 it was called York Road!

Notably, the massive Leeds General Infirmary isn't on this map - it moved to its current site in 1869.

Outside of Leeds city centre, many of the suburbs in 1851 were still fields and moorland. Holbeck Moor, Hunslet Moor, Woodhouse Moor, and of course Little London are all rendered beautifully on this old map.

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.

You can also have this fantastic map printed on a face mask / neck gaiter / face shield, which could help prevent the spread of coronavirus/covid 19: https://uniquemaps.co.uk/products/leeds-face-mask-neck-gaiter-snood-with-rare-old-map-of-leeds-in-1851-by-john-rapkin

Our museum-quality maps are made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these vintage map prints that are sure to brighten any environment.

- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%

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