The Greedy Octopus of Falmouth
By OLVER, Edwin. T. , 1885

Falmouth Borough Octopus Attempting to Grasp the Parishes of Falmouth and Budock.

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: OLVER, Edwin. T.
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Edwin T. Olver, Litho, "Pendennis" Works, 20 & 21, St. Dunstans Hill
  • Publication date: c1881
  • Physical description: Chromolithograph map.
  • Dimensions: 470 by 610mm (18.5 by 24 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1099


Rare map of Falmouth.

The Borough of Falmouth is caricatured as a greedy octopus attempting to gain control and extract revenues from the Parishes of Falmouth and Budock. Below the title is a table recording the acreage, population, ratable value, rates, and loans and liabilities of the Borough of Falmouth, Parishes of Falmouth, and Parish of Budock. Edwin Olver was also the author of ‘The Pictorial Guide to Falmouth and Its Surroundings’.

We were unable to trace any institutional example.


  1. Not traced in the British Library, COPAC, or WorldCat.