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 transport. They can be purchased through our On-line Mapshop.
Here are the details of our map of the Essen area:
This map is dominated by the city of Essen, a small medieval walled city that developed into an industrial powerbase with the growth of the Krupp works in the 19th century. The Krupp works are inevitably a major feature, close to the city centre, but the map also shows many railways and collieries, providing a fascinating picture for all interested in the industrial development of the Ruhrgebiet. Other areas shown include Steele (a separate town until 1929), Stoppenberg, Frillendorf, Kray, Schonnebeck, Hinsel, Huttrop, Bergerhausen, Altenhof Estate, Rüttenscheid, Rellinghausen, Altendorf, Schönebeck, Fulerum, Frohnhausen, the charming Margaretenhöhe Estate, Altendorf, Borbeck, southern part of the Zollverein Mine (now a World Heritage site), Friedrich Ernestine Mine, Königin Elisabeth Mine, hutted camps, tramways, loco depot, marshalling yards, Altenessen station etc. By 1944, of course, Essen lay in ruins following incessant British bombing raids, but this map shows all the industry etc before this devastation.
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