Friday, October 14, 2011

City Maps of Olde England

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Chester

Established on the River Dee by the Romans (note the Roman coins depicted on the map), Chester is known for its medieval walls, whose parapets form a continuous promenade almost two miles long. Formerly a port, the town, as Speed notes, "hath been accounted the key into Ireland". But by Speed's lifetime the Dee estuary was filling with silt, which helped spur the growth of nearby Liverpool into a major port.

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Thank you to Serene to send me this postcard !!

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