Military maps

France and Belgium : 1:40,000 : GSGS 2743

GSGS 27432 : 1:40,000 : 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.

Combined sheets are listed at the end of this page.

Single sheets
Item Sheet               Area                                                                                                            £
No.

1. 12 Belgium. Ostende. Nieuport, Ostende, Zuyenkerke, Aertrycke. Nicebright copy, small marginal tear in two corners. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 25.00
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2. 20 Belgium. Edition 2. Zone call A.B.C.D. Dixmude, Thourout, Roulers, Reninghe. Excellent condition. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, April, 1917. 28.00
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3. 27 France and part of Belgium. Provisional Edition. Merckeghem, Proven, Poperinghe, Meteren, Arques, Cassel, Hazebrouck. Well used, folds rubbed, sound. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, (O.B.) April, 1918. 10.00
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5. 27 Another copy. Second Edition. Roads revised by maps 3910. 6-1-16. Good clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. O.S.O. 1915. 25.00
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6. 27 Another copy. Edition 3. Clean copy, slight rubbing and slightly dusty in parts. Black grid with purple apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, October 1917. Sold
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8. 28 Belgium and part of France. Edition 3. Minor corrections to detail made 23-12-16. Poperinghe, Ypres, Passchendaele, Menin, Hallnin, Bailleul. Light annotations, slightly grubby, sound. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, February, 1917. 20.00
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9. 28 Another copy. Edition 3. Good copy. Ordnance Survey, November, 1917. Sold
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11. 29 Belgium and part of France. Edition 3. Zone call W.X.Y.Z. Lendeleda, Andenarde, Renaix, Mouscron, Courtrai. Heavily annotated with marginal notes and coloured lines around and east of Courtrai (e.g. Kent to G 36 D, Middx to M6A, Queens to M6b, Transport Bridge M.%.b.6.8.... Advanced Echelon SAA Section DA6 O.6.d.1.8.). Grubby with many folds rubbed through. Rear cover : transport arrangements as in DRO 917. Ordnance Survey May 1917. 50.00
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12. 31 Belgium. Bruxelles. Teralpheuse, Nosseghem, Malaise, Hal, Castre. 'Revised system of squaring' in red. Good clean copy, dusty covers. Cover : “B” Series. O.S.O. 1915. 30.00
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15. 36 Another copy. Edition 6. Grey detail with blue water. Nice bright copy, paper folded. Ordnance Survey, February, 1918. Sold
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16. 36A [France] Aire. Aire, Merville, Estaires, Lillers. 'Revised system of squaring' in red. Excellent copy. 'Oxford University Officers Training Corps' stamped on cover. No date or publisher. Magnetic variation, 1914. 25.00
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17. 36A Another copy. France. 2nd Edition (Contours revised). 'Revised system of squaring' in red. Clean copy. Cover : “B” Series. O.S.O. 1915. 22.00
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19. 36A Another copy. France. Edition 6. Roads revised by Maps 3910. 6-1-16. Very nice bright copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 25.00
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20. 36A Another copy. France. Edition 6. Some folds torn, annotated, sad copy. 7.00
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22. 36B France. Third Edition. Fiefs, Bethune, Villers-au-Bois, St. Pol. Slightly rubbed and grubby, but good sound copy. Rear cover grubby. Front cover : A.? Stapleton, 2nd Lieut R.G.A. Black grid, with red apha-numeric notation. O.S.O. 1915. 18.00
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23. 36C France. Edition 6. La Basse, Pont A Marcq, Donai (north), Lens. Good copy, slightly faded on folds. Faded and dusty covers. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, May, 1917. 28.00
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24. 38* Belgium. Edition 2. Wodecq, Enghien, Soignies, Ladeuze, Ath. Sound but grubby. Black grid with purple apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, September, 1918. 18.00
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26. 44B* France. Edition 6. Fiefs, Bethune, Villers-au-Bois, St. Pol. Good clean copy. Black grid with purple apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, January, 1918. Sold
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27. 45* Belgium and part of France. Edition 3. Blàton, Castean, Givy, Quiévrain, Mons. Good clean condition. 'Coloured roads, escept in the extreme East, have been taken from a German Traffic Circuit Map and verified in part by Air photos.' Grey grid with purple apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, September, 1918. 25.00
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28. 51 Belgium and part of France. Edition 2. Angre, Grand-Reng, Maubeuge, Hautmont, Bavay. Well used, annotated, small hole, sound. Black grid with purple apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, October 1917. 8.00
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29. 51* Another copy. Edition 2. Good clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, (O.B.) October, 1918. Sold
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30. 51A France. Edition 1. Aniche, Denain, Valenciennes, Le Quesnoy. Escandoeuvres. Good sound copy, few small areas grubby. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, May, 1917. 15.00
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32. 51A* Another copy. France. Edition 2. Bright, clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, September, 1918. 28.00
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34. 51B France. Edition 2. Arras, Douai (south), Aubigny-au-Bac, Croisilles. Green woods. Good copy, slightly chipped top margin. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, March, 1917. 25.00
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35. 51B Another copy. Edition 2. Good clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, April 1917. 25.00
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36. 51C France. Edition 1. Herlincourt, Mont. St. Eloy, Adinfer, Lucheux. Bright, clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. O.S.O. 1915. 20.00
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38. 52* Belgium and part of France. Edition 1. Lisercoeul, Thuin, gerpinnes, Yves-Gomezée, Beaumont, Aibes. Bright clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Ordnance Survey, (O.B.) October, 1918. 25.00
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39. 52* Another copy. Edition 1. Good clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. 20.00
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40. 52* Another copy. Edition 1. Good clean copy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. 18.00
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41. 57B France. Edition 1. Cambrai, Solesmes, Le Cateau, Wassigny, Villers Outréaux, Caudry. Black grid, with purple apha-numeric notation. Bright, clean copy. Ordnance Survey, December, 1917. 25.00
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43. 57C France. First Edition. Courcelles le Comte, Fontine, Gouzeaucourt, Martinpuich, Bapanme. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Excellent condition. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 22.00
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44. 57C Another copy. France. Edition 2. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Sound, but scruffy looking. Ordnance Survey, February 1917. 14.00
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45. 57C Another copy. France. Edition 2. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Scruffy, small holes at fold intersections, fold torn 6”, but sound. Cover very scruffy. Ordnance Survey, march 1917. 10.00
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46. 57D France. Edition 1. Doullens, Bucquoy, Albert (north), Talmas. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Coloured roads. Slightly scruffy, but sound. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 16.00
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47. 57D Another copy. France. First Edition. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Good clean copy, slightly faded in parts. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 22.00
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49. 57D Another copy. France. Edition 2. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Good copy. Ordnance Survey, April 1917. 18.00
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50. 57D Another copy. France. Edition 3. Black grid, with purple apha-numeric notation. Bright clean copy. Ordnance Survey, June 1918. Sold
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52. 62B France. First Edition. Gouy, Bohain, Tupigny, Guise, St. Quentin. Black grid, with purple apha-numeric notation. Good clean copy. Ordnance Survey, December 1917. 23.00
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53. 62C France. Edition 1. Zone call A.B.C.D. Maricourt, Péronne, Epéhy, vermand, Athies, Foucancourt. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Clean copy. Ordnance Survey, May 1917. Sold
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54. 62C Another copy. France. Edition 1. Black grid, with purple apha-numeric notation. Good clean, slightly rubbed copy. Ordnance Survey, December, 1917. 22.00
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56. 62D France. First Edition. Villers-Bocage, Bray-sur-Somme, Corbie, Harbonniéres, Boves, Amiens (east). Black grid, with red apha-numeric notation. Sound, slightly scruffy, 6” tear to lower margin. O.S.O. 1915. 20.00
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57. 62D Another copy. Edition 1. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Good clean, slightly faded copy. Ordnance Survey, 1916. 22.00
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58. 66C France. First Edition. Gd. Seraucourt, Ribemont, Crécy, La Fère, Jussy. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Good clean copy. O.S.O. 1916. 22.00
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59. 66C Another copy. France. Edition 1. Black grid, with bluey grey apha-numeric notation. Good clean copy. Ordnance Survey, May, 1917. 25.00
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Combined sheets
Item Sheet               Area                                                                                                            £
No.

60. . Bethune (Combined sheet) 36A SE, 36 SW, 36B NE, 36C NW.France. Second Edition. 'Revised system of squaring' in red. St. Venant, Radinghem, Carvin (west), La Bassée, Bethune. Sound, slightly grubby, one fold rubbed through. O.S.O. 1915. 23.00
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62. . Another copy. France. Edition 6. 'Revised system of squaring' in red. Roads revised by Maps 3910. 6-1-16. Good clean copy. Slightly dusty cover. O.S.O. 1916. 28.00
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64. . Albert (Combined sheet) 57D SE, 57C SW, 62D NE, 62C NW.France. First Edition. Acheux, Albert, Villers-au-Flos, Péronne, Bray-sur-Somme, Morlancourt. Black grid and apha-numeric notation. Good clean copy. O.S.O. 1915. Sold.
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65. . Another copy. France. First Edition. Black grid, with red apha-numeric notation. Sound, but very muddy. O.S.O. 1915. 10.00

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