Historic Towns Trust, London, 2015. Book Condition: As New. First Edition. An illustrated atlas of the history of the remarkable city of York, concentrating on the growth and form of the settlement across two thousand years. Important since Roman times, the city of York grew to become one of the most prosperous, densely settled and influential cities of England in the medieval period and beyond. The atlas charts the development of the city up to the advent of the railway age. The volume is edited by Dr Peter Addyman (formerly Director of the York Archaeological Trust) and written by a team of experts in the various phases of the development of this important city.The atlas text covers - Roman York - Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian York- Early and late medieval York - York 1530 to c.1700. - York c.1700 to 1836. - A summary of York from 1836 to the present day The atlas incorporates a comprehensive gazetteer which explains the origins and development of all principal buildings, streets and features shown on the maps, with a grid-reference for location. Some 25 or so maps show the city at various phases in its development, the complex parish boundaries of York, and York in its regional and local settings. The volume also includes a specially produced version of the second edition OS one-inch map of York and its surroundings, and modern maps of York in 2015. At the heart of the atlas is a detailed map of the city at 1:2500 showing all the sites of York's most important buildings and structures on a base map of c.1850, the first time that such a map of the city has been made. Most of the maps in the volume are also presented as PDFs on a CD as part of the book. The volume also includes historic and modern aerial photographs of the city centre, and ninety or so illustrations. The maps, text, gazetteer and illustrations are presented in an A3 stiff card binder, a format allowing for maps of different date to be compared side-by-side. A mint copy. The 450 copies for distribution in the UK sold out within a week of the official launch-date!