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ABY/MTT/1 Parry's Map of North and South Wales
: 1841Level of description
: 1 itemScope and Content
: Parry's New Travelling Map of North & South Wales with part of England, 1846.
Title page has 'Colby' in blue pencil and cameo photograph of bearded man, 'Photo of Rev John Colby'. Map has additional lines inked and blue-pencilled in, particularly in Wales, where the transition between the two styles can be dated to 1860-2. Owner's inscription states 'Roads are wrong'.
Colby can be identified with the Irish-born clergyman of that name (1834-1912) who graduated from Caius, Cambridge, in 1860 and was curate at Claverley, Salop in 1863. In 1877, whilst resident at Blaenffos, Pembs., he corresponded with Charles Darwin concerning brown owls and bluebells, and by 1908 was resident at Aberystwyth.
Parry's New Travelling Map, cover
Parry's New Travelling Map, title page
Parry's New Travelling Map, map (part) with owner's inscription