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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

HORWOOD, Richard. [The City and Whitechapel from an important large-scale survey of London]
[The City and Whitechapel.] London: 1799. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired with some fill.
The City and Whitechapel from a map Howgego describes as the "largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century", on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. Among the landmarks are the Bank of England & the Royal Exchange, Guildhall, Moorfields and Tower Hill. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Phœnix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.
[Ref: 12671]    £1,200.00 ($1,615 • €1,367 rates)


HORWOOD, Richard. [Walworth from an important large-scale survey of London]
[Walworth, with the Old Kent Road.] London: 1799. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired with some fill.
Walworth, in the Borough of Southwark, with Walworth Road, the Old Kent Road and Grange Road. At the time of publication Walworth Common was open land; now it is completely developed. Howgego describes Horwood's map as the "largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century", on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Phœnix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.
[Ref: 12672]    £550.00 ($740 • €626 rates)


HORWOOD, Richard. [Marylebone & St Pancras from an important large-scale survey of London]
[Marylebone & St Pancras .] London: 1794-5. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired.
Marylebone & St Pancras from a map that Howgego describes as the "largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century", on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. 'The New Road from Paddington' (Euston Road) is shown from Tottenham Court Road west to Lisson Grove (birthplace of Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's 'Pygmalion). Also marked are Fitzroy Square, Warren Street, Harley Street, Baker Street and the Workhouse where the University of Westminster now stands. There is little development north of the Euston Road, but of interest is 'Jews Harp House', a coffee house that was a hot-bed of Jacobin insurrection. William Blake refers to it and the farm shown nearby in his poem 'Jerusalem': 'The Jews-harp-house & the Green Man; / The Ponds here Boys to bathe delight: / The fields of Cows by Willans farm: Shine in Jerusalems pleasant sight'. Within twenty years both had disappeared as the area was developed as Regent's Park. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Phœnix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.
[Ref: 12668]    £900.00 ($1,211 • €1,025 rates)


COOKE, John. [The creation of Finsbury Circus by George Dance]
Improvements Proposed [by T]he Hon. Corporation of London between the Royal Exchange and Finsbury Square. London, 1803. Original colour. Sheet 515 x 370mm. Trimmed into title on top left.
A plan submited by architect George Dance the Younger (1741-1825), this a grand 'London Amphitheatre' that eventually became Finsbury Circus in the City of London. A text reads: 'The principal improvements proposed by this Plan are as follows, viz The removal of Bedlam Hospital to a more healthy situation without the Town, the present building being found unfit to stand. The erection of an Amphitheatrical Area 500 by 400 Feet, on Quarters of Moorfields including the scite which the Hospital of Bedlam now occupies, and would admit of upwards of Sixty Houses fit for the habitation of opulent Citizens, with Gardens, Coach houses & stables, annexed. The whole connected with the most interesting part of the City, by a new Street 80 feet wide leading directly from the Amphitheatre to the Royal Exchange'.
[Ref: 15984]    £750.00 ($1,010 • €854 rates)


PATERSON, Daniel. [A circular plan of the environs of London]
Paterson's Twenty Four Miles Round London, with References to Seats of the Nobility and Gentry. London: Bowles & Carver, 1804. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued , 660 x 660mm
A very decorative map of the environs of London with numbered references surrounding the map, referring to the owners of various estates. It extends from Windsor Castle in the west, clockwise to Hertford, Harlow, Billericay, Tilbury, Gravesend, Reigate, Dorking & Staines. Of particular interest is the Surrey Iron Railway, which is probably Britain's first public railway. Established by Act of Parliament in 1801, the nine-mile track from Wandsworth and Croydon was built by William Jessop and opened in1803. Independent hauliers, using their own horse-drawn wagons, were allowed to use the tracks to haul goods at speeds of four miles an hour, charged per ton per mile. HOWGEGO No. 212a State 4
[Ref: 13524]    £800.00 ($1,077 • €911 rates)


PALMER, William. [Circular map of London environs at the beginning of the 19th century]
Twenty-Five Miles Round London. London: Scatchard, 1806. Coloured. 290 x 280mm.
A beautifully engraved map of the environs of London stretching from Welwyn in the north to Reigate in the south and from Windsor in the west to Stanford Le Hope in the east . The Counties have been delineated in outline colour. Updated to show the Paddington Canal and Grand Canal. Published in 'The Ambulator: or a pocket companion in a tour round London'. HOWGEGO: 187, state ii of iv.
[Ref: 16456]    £280.00 ($377 • €319 rates)


STRATFORD, James. [London at the beginning of the 19th century]
London, extending from the Head of the Paddington Canal West, to the West India Docks East with the propsed Improvements between the Royal Exchange and Finsbury Square. London, 1806. Coloured. 300 x 530mm. Minor repair to left margin.
A plan of London showing from the Serpentine clockwise to Islington, the West India Docks and Lambeth, with an extensive key underneath. Engraved by Russell for Hughson's 'London, being an accurate history and description of the British metropolis'. HOWGEGO: 240.
[Ref: 15860]    £450.00 ($606 • €513 rates)


Anonymous. [Early 19th century plan of London]
Plan von London und Westminster mit der Borough von Southwark. Prague, 1810. 250 x 495mm.
A Czech plan of London, seemingly based on the Horwood map. The map reaches Knightsbridge in the west, Islington in the north, Stepney in the east and Newington in the south. Not listed in Howgego.
[Ref: 18257]    £425.00 ($572 • €484 rates)


LANGLOIS, Hyacinthe. [Plan of London]
Nouveau Plan de Londres et du Bourg de Southwark. Paris, Langlois, c. 1817. French text. 300 x 610mm.
Detailed plan of London with a translation of English to French words below.
[Ref: 17091]    £800.00 ($1,077 • €911 rates)


MOGG, Edward. [Folding map of the environs of London in fine colour]
Mogg's Twenty Four Miles Round London. London, Mogg, 1817. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 615 x 570mm.
A circular map of the London area, extending to Windsor in the west, clockwise to Ware, Brentwood, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Dorking & Ripley. Published soon after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the map focuses on the roads, with the main routes from London marked off in miles. An orange line marks the extent of the Two Penny Post delivery. HOWGEGO: 235, state 5 of 11.
[Ref: 16208]    £650.00 ($875 • €740 rates)


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