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An Interesting Historical Map let down by Poor Quality
on 10 February 2011
After getting into the BBC 2 Great British Railway Journeys TV series with Michael Portillo who uses a George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook to guide himself around the modern network I decided to order this map out of sheer interest and fascination. It is quite interesting as a novelty but it is very poorly executed which lets it down badly. The paper quality is certainly poor which means that it is something that you couldn't really refer to often without the map falling to bits. Not that you would want to look at it frequently as the print quality lacks definition and clarity which makes it far from enjoyable to look. It is a real opticians dream almost guaranteeing eyestrain! I know that the image is presumably taken from a 1923 map but I don't think that excuses the indifferent print quality used in this reproduction. Interestingly, had it been of higher quality I would have purchased other maps in the series. For a better quality I would have happily paid more. As it is, this map is currently being sold on Amazon quite cheaply. Sadly, that is the best thing I can say about it.