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COLLINS, Henry George.
[Mid-19th century map of London, highlighting the railways] Collins' London. London: H.G. Collins, 1855. Coloured. Sheet 555 x 745mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith Bridge in the west, clockwise to Kensall, Upper Holloway, Stoke Newington, Oldford, the West India Docks, Deptford, Brixton and Putney. The railways are marked in red. Under the title is a boast, 'The only medal awarded to England in the New York Exhibition for Maps, Atlases & Globes, was presented to Mr H.G. Collins'. HYDE: 1838, first state of two.
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[London in the 1860s] The Environs of London. New York, c.1856. Colour. 330 x 405mm.
A plan of Victorian London, showing Richmond to the west and Barking to the east; Southgate to the north and Bromley to the south.
($275 • €253 rates)
[Victorian plan of London] Whitbread's New Plan of London Drawn From Authentic Surveys. London, 1856. Coloured lithograph. 465 x 660mm. Repairs to original folds.
Plan of London from Kensall Green in the west to Tower Hamlets in the east. Kentish Town in the north to Denmark Hill in the South. Originally published in 1851, this example has been corrected to January 1st 1858. HYDE: 24.
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[Map of the new Postal Districts of London] Stanford's Map of the British Metropolis & Suburbs. London: Stanford, 1860. Original colour. Sheet 690 x 760mm. Laid on archival paper.
A map of London coloured to divided the new Postal Districts, designed by Sir Rowland Hill and introduced 1857-8. A circle marks 4 miles from Charing Cross, within which the cab fare would be 6d per miles, outside 1s. HYDE: 69.
($813 • €748 rates)
[Victorian cab fare map of London] The Circuiteer. A Series of Distance Maps for All the Principal Towns in the United Kingdom. Invented by J. Friederichs to Serve as a Guide for Ascertaining Cab Fares, Porterage, &c.&c. ... No. 1 London. London, c.1862. Colour lithograph, 490 x 670mm.
A very interesting map of London in which the city has been divided into circles in order to work out cab and porterage fares using a device invented by Friedrichs. Each circle represents a half-mile in diameter to allow the reader to ascertain the distance between two places. HYDE 80.
($750 • €690 rates)
Illustrated London News.
[London during the International Exhibition of 1862] London. Guide to the International Exhibition 1862. London, 1862. Coloured wood engraving, printed area 765 x 1060mm. Original folds flattened with repairs, laid on canvas.
A large and detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, Highgate, Bromley Greenwich Park and Stockwell. It was issued as a supplement to the ILN, 24th May, 1862, to coincide with the 'International Exhibition', the second of London's World Fairs after the Great Exhibition of 1851. Held on the site of the Natural History Museum, exhibits included parts of Charles Babbage's analytical engine, maritime and locomotive engines and William Morris's decorative arts. The exhibition attracted over six million visitors. Of interest on the map are the proposed bridge from Temple Gardens to Southwark; and the depiction of Battersea Park's original plan despite opening four years before with a different layout. HYDE: Victorian Maps of London, 82.
($938 • €863 rates)
[A wall map of Victorian London] London. London: 1861-62. Coloured. Nine sheets conjoined, total 1390 x 1880mm. Backed with linen.
A very large, detailed map of London, produced by Edward Weller for the "Daily Dispatch" between 1861-1862 and brought out in parts by the Dispatch, and later compiled amongst other maps into the "Dispatch Atlas" published in 1863.
The map shows amongst other things, post district boundaries and post offices. It also marks the site of the International Exhibition of 1861, which is now occupied by the South Kensington museums. It also shows Waterloo Station (1848). the new Victoria Station (1860) and Brunel's original Hungerford Suspension Bridge, which was just about to be replaced with the railway bridge for Charing Cross Station. HYDE "Printed maps of Victorian London", No. 73 (1).
($3,500 • €3,220 rates)
[A detailed plan of Hammersmith] Suburbs of London. Hammersmith &c. Cassell, Petter & Gilpin: London, La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill. c.1860. Coloured lithographic map, 330 x 470mm.
Detailed map of this residential, suburban area covering Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park, Holland Park, Brook Green and Earl's court. The West London Railway and the Hammersmith & City Junction Railway are marked.
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[The environs of London, marking the railways] Map of the Environs of London Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. London: Stanford, c.1865. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 605 x 830mm.
Detailed plan of the environs of London extending to Great Marlow in the west, clockwise to Aylesbury, Hatfield, Chelmsford, Chatham, Maidstone, Reigate and Guildford. At the centre London is marked with the Postal Districts introduced by Sir Rowland Hill, 1857-8. HYDE: 55.
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DAVIES, Benjamin Rees.
[Map of the environs of London in Victorian times] Davies's Map of the Environs of London. London, Edward Stanford, 1875. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, sheet 790 x 1155mm.
A large and detailed map, covering from Windsor in the west clockwise to Potter's Bar, Amersham, Brentwood, Dartford and Leatherhead. The map highlights the railway system that had expanded considerably in recent years. HYDE: 39.
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