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BOWLES & CARVER.
[Town plan of London at the beginning of the 19th century] Bowles's One-Sheet Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster with the Borough of Southwark; comprehending their Outskirts and Extent of the Thames from Chelsea to Deptford. Exhibiting also the New Buildings, Roads, and other Alterations. London: Bowles & Carver, 1806. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen, total 440 x 640mm.
A detailed map of London with a title cartouche featuring surveyors and their tools. The extents of the plan are Hyde Park clockwise to Islington, Limehouse & Walworth. HOWGEGO No. 181, state 11of 14.
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[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'.
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[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
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[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.
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[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.
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[One of the few maps of Chelsea] A Map Of Chelsea Surveyed In The Year 1664. London, 1810. Coloured. 295 x 440mm. Watermarked 1804. Repairs at folds.
Antique map of Chelsea extending from Knightsbridge to Fulham surveyed at a time when it was described as a 'village of Palaces'. Some landmarks remain: Chelsea Physic Garden, shown under the title 'Apothecarys Garden', Chelsea Old Church, Worlds End and the Kings Road. It is likely that 'James Hamilton' was the army officer and courtier made Ranger of Hyde Park in 1660, who died after losing a leg to a cannonball in 1673.
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LANGLEY & BELCH.
[Town plan of Georgian London with illustrated borders] Langley & Belch's New Map of London. London, 1812. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued; 530 x 800mm, in original slipcase with publisher's titled label.
An uncommon map of London, with 24 vignette views of buildings. On the map and illustrated are the West & East India Docks, opened 1802 & 1806 respectively. Of interest is the attention paid to 'Projected Works', coloured yellow. These include: Regents Park and the 'Intended Road' running south (although still showing Jew's Harp tea rooms and Willans Farm, both mentioned in William Blake's 'Jerusalem'); Waterloo Bridge and the southern approach roads; 'Regent Bridge', now Vauxhall Bridge, and the Vauxhall Bridge Road; and the Duke of Bedford's development around Tavistock Square in Bloomsbury. HOWGEGO: 256, plate 13. First state.
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[Map of London published near the end of the Napoleonic Wars] London In Miniature With the Surrounding Villages. An Entire New Plan In which the Improvements both present and intended are actually reduced (by permission) from the serveys of the Several Proprietors... London, 1813. Original Colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, 515 x 940mm. With slipcase with publisher's label. Slipcase distressed.
Plan of London extending from Kilburn in the north west clockwise to Islington, Hackney, the River Lea and the East India Docks, Greenwich, Camberwell, Battersea and Kensington. King's Road is still 'The King's Private Road'; Notting Hill Gate is the 'Kensington Gravel Pits'; the Vauxhall Bridge and Road are shown as planned, as is Waterloo Bridge; and the planned Regent's Park is not yet laid out. HOWGEGO No. 237, unrecorded state between 6 & 7, lacking Regent's Park.
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NEWTON, J. & W.
[One of the few Georgian maps of Hampstead] Hampstead. London, 1814. Coloured. 450 x 420mm.
A rare map of Hampstead and its environs, compiled by J. & W. Newton and engraved by Quilley for John James Park's 'The Topography and Natural History of Hampstead, in the County of Middlesex'. The boundaries are the Edgeware Road on the left, clockwise to North End, The Spaniards Inn, Haverstock Hill and Primrose Hill. The title vignette features St John-at-Hampstead Church. John James Park (1795-1833), a noted jurist and legal historian, was the son of Maria Hester Reynolds Park, one of the most prolific of the 18th century women composers.
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[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.
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