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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

Anonymous. [A design plan of the new Sand Hills Estate, St Pancras]
Plan of the Sand Hills Estate, in the Parish of St. Pancras and County of Middlesex: the Property of The Skinners Company. London: J. Shuttleworth &co., c.1830. Lithographic map with hand colour, dissected and laid on linen as issued, in morocco slipcase with 'S.C.' and 'Sandhills' in gilt. Box with some signs of wear.
A plan of the Sand Hills Estate, which straddled what is now the Euston Road, with each house delineated. The part north of the Euston Road has now been redeveloped with the British Library and King's Cross Station, but south of the road much is recognisable but renamed: Euston Road is simply 'The New Road'; Cartwright Crescent is named here 'Burton Crescent'; and Hastings Street is 'Spelhurst Street'. Judd Street and Leigh Street have retained their names. The estate was developed by The Skinners' Company, a medieval trade guild of the furriers, one of the 'Great Twelve' livery companies of London.
[Ref: 12359]    £1,750.00 ($2,293 • €1,967 rates)


Anonymous. [London's new Metropolitan Boroughs in 1832]
The Metropolitan Boroughs as defined by the Reform Bill. London, 1832. Coloured, 600 x 510mm. Folds flattened as usual on this issue.
Extending North to South from Tottenham to Norwood and East to West from West Ham to Kensington. This map was produced after the Electoral Reform Bill of 1831/32 that created the metropolitan boroughs of London. HOWGEGO: 338.
[Ref: 14974]    £600.00 ($786 • €674 rates)


Anonymous. [An early 'Underground' map]
London UndergrounD Railways. Johnson, Riddle & Co., 1910. Wood engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 220 x 270mm. Wear to folds reinforced.
An early paper folding map of the Underground, published only two years after the first. This version has the background road layout removed and the key of lines moved from top left to bottom right. The mainline stations are numbered 1-13 in black blocks; other attractions are numbered 14-42 in blue (listed on the reverse), including the Japanese-British Exhibiton at White City in 1910. The proposed extension of the Central Line (here coloured blue) from Bank to Liverpool Street is marked.
[Ref: 17437]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


Anonymous. [An early 'Underground' map in a card folder]
London UndergrounD Railways. Johnson, Riddle & Co., 1910. Wood engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 220 x 270mm.
An early folding pocket map of the Underground, published only two years after the first. This version has the background road layout removed and the key of lines moved from top left to bottom right. The mainline stations are numbered 1-13 in black blocks; other attractions are numbered 14-42 in blue (listed on the reverse), including the Japanese-British Exhibiton at White City in 1910. The proposed extension of the Central Line (here coloured blue) from Bank to Liverpool Street is marked. This issue is an over-printed version of 1910 - 2, within a card folder. Two boxes on the map advertise 'H.L. Leach, Sight-Testing Optician, 210, High Road, Kilburn', with an arrow pointing at his local station, Kilburn Brondesbury; the card folder advertises 'Fredk. Leach, Jeweller & Silversmith' at the same address, with a list of products and a note about their 'Optical Department'.
[Ref: 18017]    £440.00 ($576 • €495 rates)


Anonymous. [Early map of London's underground railways]
Underground Map of London. Dangerfield Printing Company, London; 1919. 275 x 345mm.
Published just after the end of World War One, the lines are shown with reasonable geographic accuracy against an outline of the major roads. The only names above ground are open spaces, including Regents Park, Kew Gardens, Hampstead Heath and Brent Reservoir.
[Ref: 18019]    £600.00 ($786 • €674 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of the Underground for the British Empire Exhibition]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. How to get to and from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park. Under Cover All The Way. London: Metropolitan Railway, 1925. Lithographic map, printed in red and blue. Sheet 110 x 150mm, folded twice.
A map of the electric railways routes to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, for which the orginal Wembley Stadium was built and a special 'Exhibition Station' opened on the Metropolitan Line. Despite the introduction of the 'Underground' publicity campaign in 1908, this card omits any mention of it despite showing all the lines in Central London, only naming the Metropolitan Railway.
[Ref: 17436]    £480.00 ($629 • €540 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of the Underground for the British Empire Exhibition]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. How to get to and from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park. Under Cover All The Way. London: Metropolitan Railway, 1925. Lithographic map, printed in red and blue. Sheet 110 x 150mm, folded twice.
A map of the electric railways routes to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, for which the orginal Wembley Stadium was built and a special 'Exhibition Station' opened on the Metropolitan Line. Despite the introduction of the 'Underground' publicity campaign in 1908, this card omits any mention of it despite showing all the lines in Central London, only naming the Metropolitan Railway.
[Ref: 18501]    £460.00 ($603 • €517 rates)


 London Views 

Anonymous. [A scarce 18th century German prospect of London]
Londen, die vornehmste u. Residenz Stadt der Könige in Engelland. Löbau? c.1790.
An unusual prospect of London, apparently an amalgam of two views from before and after the Great Fire of 1666. The City churches, including Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, are taken from the famous Kip prospect of 1720, as well as the key; however, as this view omits the South Bank, Southwark comes from a much earlier view and still includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which was closed by the Puritans in 1642 and pulled down three years later. For some reason the publishers chose to put a medallion portrait of German king Conrad III (1093-1152) above the prospect.
[Ref: 18483]    £1,500.00 ($1,965 • €1,686 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Ireland 

Anonymous. [Map of Ireland]
Charte von Ireland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 420 x300 mm.
A Czech map of Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
[Ref: 15580]    £240.00 ($314 • €270 rates)


  EUROPE 

Anonymous. [A World War One commemorative handkerchief]
[Europe at the outbreak of World War I.] Italian c. 1914. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 480 x 635mm. A very fine example.
A map of central and eastern Europe within a maritime ropework border. In the corners are Union flags paired with the flags of the principal allies at the beginning of WWI: France, Russia and Belgium.
[Ref: 15199]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


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