Ref: Industry005, 1900, George Phillip & Son
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Old map of Europe Industries and Communications circa 1900. Steam ship routes, including distance between ports in nautical miles and time taken to travel, are clearly labelled. For example Grimsby to Hamburg took 1 1/2 days by steamship in 1900, and Newcastle to Bergen is 405 nautical miles.
Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden, is a city on the Gota Alv River. The Gota Alv river drains lake Vanern into the Kattegat at the city of Gothenburg. At the time this map was published in 1900, the city was known for watch making.
Tula, Russia is located on the Upa River, one of the main contributries of the Oka River. The five-domed Cathedral of the Assumption, found in Tula, was built circa 1764. At the time this map was produced in 1900, Tula was known for producing cutlery.
Plovdiv - or 'Philippopolis' as on this map - Bulgaria, is known for producing roses. Historically developed on seven syenite hills, some of which are 250 metres in height, Plovdiv is often referred to as 'The City of Seven Hills'.
George Phillip (1800 - 1882) was a cartographer and map publisher during the nineteenth century. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he founded his business in Liverpool, producing maps and educational books. His son, George II, joined the business in 1848 and they moved to London in 1856, trading under the name George Phillip & Son.
Originally producing maps from copper plates which were hand coloured (usually by women), they progressed to producing machine coloured maps on a power-driven lithographic press by the latter half of the nineteenth century. They published maps from various cartographers including J.Bartholomew
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