Cassini Past & Present - Blackburn (1844 to Present)

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Cassini’s printed maps are digitally enhanced reproductions of original Ordnance Survey maps re-projected and enlarged and reprinted to match the present-day Ordnance Survey Landrangers®. Comparing the past and present has never been easier.
Cassini Past & Present - Blackburn (1844 to Present)

1:50,000 scale
2 cm to 1 km or 1¼ inches to 1 mile

Four maps in one – a unique way to discover the landscapes of the past.

Each Cassini Past & Present map is centred on a city or town and covers an area of 15km x 15km using four Ordnance Survey mapping series to cover four different periods: the mid 19th century, the late 19th century, the 1920s and the present-day. All four maps cover exactly the same area. To achieve this, the three historical maps have been enlarged from their original inch-to-the-mile to match the 1:50,000 scale of the present-day one. The addition of the familiar National Grid on all four maps enables easy comparison across the four time periods. Historical notes, details of the original maps used and web-links for local history societies and other sources of information are also provided. All in all, comparing the past with the present has never been easier!

Key features include:

  • Digitally enhanced cartography
  • British National Grid for ease of reference
  • Locator map featuring modern-day settlements
  • Sheet indicator showing Old Series maps used
  • Robust laminated cover with contemporary illustration
More Information
Product TypeNo
SeriesPast & Present
Product CountryEngland
Product RegionLancashire
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