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[Antique 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.
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[Town plan of London in 1830] Laurie's New Plan of London and its Environs, Comprising the New Buildings and Recent Improvements Being an Original Survey by John Outhett. 1830. London: Richard Holmes Laurie, 1830. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 660 x 830mm. Splits to linen reinforced on verso.
Detailed plan of London, extending to Hyde Park in the west clockwise to Hampstead, Stoke Newington, Hackney Marshes, The East India Docks and the Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, Camberwell and Battersea. Of interest is the development of Chelsea, Belgravia & Pimlico, with the layout of Eaton Square (begun 1827), and the new development of 'Portland Town', houses built for the working classes in what is now St John's Wood. Both Lambeth Bridge and the Thames Tunnel are shown as 'proposed'. HOWGEGO: 283, state 5 of 7.
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[A rare handkerchief map of the Environs of London] The Travelling Handkerchief. Fairburn's Map of the Country Twelve Miles Round London. London: Fairburn, 1831. Engraved map printed on calico. 590 x 540mm.
A handkerchief map of the environs of London, printed on calico as an alternative to paper . The map is circular, and reaches Teddington in the south west, clockwise to Norwood, Harrow on the Hill, Chipping Barnet, Dagenham, Purley and Kingston. It is decorated by vignette views of Chelsea and Greenwich Hospitals in the bottom corners, and the part of the title is on a banner held aloft in an eagle's beak. HOWGEGO: 216 (3).
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[Plan of London during the reign of William IV] Fraser's Panoramic Plan of London. Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide. London, c.1831. Original colour. Steel-engraving, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 410 x 550mm.
A beautiful plan of central London engraved by James Neele, extending to Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Regent's Canal, the Surrey Docks, Kennington and Chelsea. It shows John Rennie's New London Bridge (opened 1831, now in Arizona) with the old bridge to the side. The map is surrounded by 18 vignettes of important buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Italian Opera House (now Her Majesty's Theatre), Drury Lane Theatre (Theatre Royal), the Thames Tunnel, and, although not shown on the map, Hammersmith Suspension Bridge. HOWGEGO: 332, state 1 of 3.
($1,688 • €1,553 rates)
[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.
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[A plan of London during the reign of William IV] Cruchley's New Plan of London Improved to 1832. London, 1832. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 560 x 1440mm. Repairs to linen at folds.
A decorative map of London, extending west to Hammersmith and Kensal Green, north to Regents Park, east to Bromley-by-Bow and the East India Docks, and south to Kennington and Chelsea. Of interest is the line of the 'Proposed London and Greenwich Railway', not opened until 1936. The decorative border, which contains the title, is on strips of paper pasted over the edge of the map: thus Cruchley could market the same map in different formats. Engraved in the lower border is an an advert: 'This map can be had on the same scale to extend to Highgate, Hampstead, Clapton...' HOWGEGO: 304, C 1a.
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[A circular plan of London and Environs] Pigot & Co.s New Map of the Environs of London Extending 14 Miles Round St Pauls in every Direction. London & Manchester, 1832. Coloured, 480 x 430mm. Repaired tear.
A superb map of London and its environs engraved in a round format with vignettes of St Pauls and the Custom House below, published for the 'British Atlas of the Counties of England'. Encompassing from Cheshunt to Couldsdon and Purfleet to Harlington. HOWGEGO No. 341 State 2 of 4.
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[The environs of London during the reign of William IV] The Environs of London. London, Chapman & Hall, 1832. Coloured steel-engraving. 330 x 405mm.
Detailed map showing the suburbs of London when they were truly villages. The extents are Hampton Court and Bushy Park in the south west, east to Erith Marshes and Mitcham Common. north to Totteridge.
($213 • €196 rates)
[London] Improved Map of London for 1833, from Actual Survey. London: George Virtue, 1833, coloured, 425 x 625mm.
A detailed and attractive map of London from Kensington Gardens to the West India Docks, with the title cartouche along the top margin flanked by roses and leaves.
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[London in the reign of William IV] Cross's New Plan of London. 1834. London, 1834. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 650 x 1005mm. With slipcase with label of mapseller C. Smith. Slipcase rubbed.
A folding map of London extending to Kensington Gore in the west, clockwise to St John's Wood, Islington, Hackney. the River Lea, East India Docks, Greenwich, Peckham, Battersea and Brompton. A circle marks the extent of the Hackney coach area of operation. London's first railway, the London and Greenwich, is marked as 'intended', two years before London Bridge Station opened. The National Gallery and Trafalgar Square are shown under construction. HOWGEGO 317.
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