Military maps

France and Belgium : 1:20,000 : GSGS 2742

GSGS 2742 : 1:20,000 : France and Belgium
When the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in 1914, they took with them small scale topographical maps, not trench maps. Whilst there, maps were produced at various scales, 1:20,000, 1:40,000, 1:80,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 to be used for different purposes.

All maps are coloured, cloth backed and folded, with the cover details stamped on the front. Those marked with an asterisk * have no cover details.

"A" Series
Headed : Belgium and France ("A" Series) on the outside cover, which also shows a partial index diagram for the "A" and "B" Series sheets, (with "A" Series numbers being in the range 73-81).

Item Sheet               Area                                                                                                            £
No.

1. 74 SW Belgium and part of France. Wasmes, Ellignies-Saint-Anne, Blaton, Hergnies, Peruwelz. 'Revised system of squaring' grid in red ('a' state). “A” Series. Good clean copy. O.S.O.1915. 28.00

"B" Series
Maps in this section are assumed to be "B" Series. Some are so designated on the outside covers, and this is noted in each entry.

Item Sheet               Area                                                                                                            £
No.

1. 36 NE France. Quesnoy-sur-Deule, Tourcoing, Wasquehal, Lomme, Lille (north). 'Revised system of squaring' grid in red ('a' state). “B” Series on cover, not map. Very nice bright copy. No date, magnetic variation 1914. 28.00
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2. 36 NW Belgium and part of France. Steenwerck, Armentières, Prémesques, Fleurbaix. 'Revised system of squaring' grid in red ('a' state). “B” Series on cover, not map. Excellent condition. No date, magnetic variation 1914. 30.00
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3. 36B NE France. Edition 6. Allouagne, Bethune, Noeux-les-Mines, Mazingarbe, Bruay. Clean, but one fold rubbed through. Quite sound. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 22.00
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4. 36B SE France. Edition 6. Beugin, Bully-Grenay, Carency, Villers-Brulin. Good clean map, few small spilt to folds. Cloth backing coming away from cover surfaces. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 25.00
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6. 51 NW* Belgium and part of France. Rombies, Angre, Erquennes, Bavay, Wargnies. Good clean condition. Field Survey Bn. [10889] 27-10-18. 25.00
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7. 51A NE* France. Edition 3. Bellaing, Valenciennes, Jenlain, Viller-Pol, Thaint. Good clean copy. Ordnance Survey (O.B.) Oct. 1918. 28.00
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8. 66D NE France. Edition 2. Croix Moligneaux, Roupy, Artemps, Ham, Voyennes. Good clean copy, with small fold split, and another fold rubbed. Cover slightly dusty. Ordnance Survey, May, 1917. 24.00

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