Smith 1826

155mm h x 95mm w

Smith 1826

Smith's New Pocket Companion to the Roads of England & Wales

A smaller pocket book than the earlier works, with three strips to a page (printed single-sided), plus listings of mail coach routes, Direct Roads and principal hills. Each strip is numbered, and titled with the main town along that stretch of road.

There were reissues of the Companion in 1827, 1830, 1833 & 1835.

There are no furlong markers or even mile markers; distances are noted alongside major places along the roads. No roads other than the one being followed are shown (unlike in Paterson).

The scale is around 29 miles = 85mm, or 8.7 miles to an inch (1:550,000).

© Peter Walker 2013