This is one in a series of maps of the Ruhrgebiet. It is taken from the British War Office 1:12,500 plans and reduced to approx 1:19,000. Published in 1945, prior to the Allied occupation of the area, the maps are especially good at showing industry, collieries and railways and industrial sites annotated in English and will be invaluable for transport historians and those with an interest in a fascinating area of Germany.
A folded map which opens to approx 590mm x 420mm It includes a specially written introduction in English and a shorter version in German.
This map covers the area west of Gelsenkirchen, stretching westward towards Bottrop; Karnap and Horst are near the centre of the map. Features and areas include Schalke (the Gelsenkirchen suburb - the football ground is marginally north of the map), Dahlbusch Estate, Hessler, Rotthausen, Katernberg, Karnap, Hegemannshof, Horst, part of Alten-Essen, Welheim Estate, Batenbrock, Boy, Lehmkuhle, and the eastern part of Bottrop. Features include the Rhein-Herne Canal, Horst Schloss, Knippenburg Manor House, Prospect Mine, Christian Levin Mine, Krupp rolling mills, Arenberg Mine, Rheinbabe Mine, Karnap Power Station, Wilhelmine Mine, Zollverein Mine, Nordstern Mine, Consolidation Mine, numerous railway lines, etc. Lots of information for the transport historian or industrial archaeologist.
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