This successful series is now established as a standard reference for transport and local historians needing reliable mapping of our inland waterways. Researched and drawn by Richard Dean, the maps show the fullest extent of Britain's canal and river navigation network including all the mileage lost over the years, together with engineering features. Based largely on original sources, they detail the type and position of the navigations and their branches with as much accuracy as the scale allows, also the routes of authorised and unfinished schemes. The larger scale area sheets also mark basins, locks, bridges, aqueducts, wharves etc as built, together with available information on Acts and dates of opening and disuse. Much of this information has not previously been readily available, and certainly not in such a concise and comprehensive form. This map covers Birmingham and the Black Country.