Lewis’s Guide to Liverpool including New Map of Liverpool from Above
Map and guidebook to Liverpool issued by a popular department store.
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Liverpool from aloft gives the impression of soaring above the city in a balloon during the early 20th century, though the view is notably absent of the billowing smoke undoubtedly present at the time. Details are illustrated to the individual block, with the gigantic dockyard and shipbuilding facilities on the River Mersey in the foreground. Streets, parks, train stations, and a number of retail establishments are labeled, the latter of which are described in further detail in the accompanying guidebook.
It’s 128 pages also contain a number of interesting contemporary advertisements, Liverpool sites, transportation information, and simple tourist phrases in five different languages. The cosmopolitan nature of the city is emphasized throughout, with a notable excerpt from the Modern Liverpool section reading (in English), “Come from any land on Earth and you will find someone in Liverpool to greet you in your native tongue and welcome you in the dear words that are familiar to your home.”
Publication Date: 1908
Sheet Width (in): 29.80
Sheet Height (in): 19.60
Condition Description: Folding map with moderate wear and creasing along fold lines, edge wear, and slight discoloration in the upper right where adhered to the book. Accompanying guidebook contains 128 pages with stapled binding and tan cloth covers (loose). Contents are in decent shape, with wear in the corners and along the fore-edge, scattered soiling, and a bit of extraneous creasing
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