Map of Exeter in 1832: Shewing the localities where the Deaths caused by Pestilential Cholera occurred in the years 1832, 1833, & 1834

Description

A modern copy of a map by Dr. Thomas Shapter, printed in 'The History of the Cholera in Exeter in 1832' (1849). The first cholera outbreak reached England in the autumn of 1831 and arrived in Exeter in July 1832. Horizontal bars (1832), diamonds (1833), and dots (1834) identify the location of the individual cholera deaths for those years. A key at the side of the map references sites relating to the city’s response to the epidemic, including places where contaminated clothes were destroyed and burial grounds. The second legend box lists the parishes by the percentage of the population who died of cholera.

Creator

Shapter; Thomas (1809–1902); physician

Date

1849

Contributor

University of Exeter

Rights

University of Exeter. The digital object(s) attached to this record are available for you to use for educational purposes only under licence from the University of Exeter.

Format

270mm x 300mm

Language

English

Type

Image