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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.
($768 • €705 rates)
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.
($3,520 • €3,231 rates)
[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.
($1,216 • €1,116 rates)
BOWLER & TRIQUET.
[A Georgian map of Tottenham] A Map of the Parish of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex from an Actual Survey. London, 1818. Coloured. Sheet 405 x 580mm. Laid on linen as issued, binding folds flattened.
A map of Tottenham Parish, engraved by R.E. Bowler and E.G. Triquet for William Robinson's 'History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham High Cross'. Besides marking the houses, the area of each field is measured, in acres, rods and perches. The site of the White Hart Lane stadium is still fields, on the corner of High Road and Marsh Lane (now renamed Park Lane.)
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[An early 19th century large scale map of London] Cary's New and Accurate Plan of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark and parts adjacent; viz. Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Hackney, Walwortth, Newington... and Plans of the New London & East & West India Docks. London, 1820. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 820 x 1510mm.
A superbly detailed record of late-Georgian London. To the west the extent is the 'Kensington Gravel Pits' or Notting Hill Gate as it is known today; to the east the plan has been extented past Limehouse to the new docks, the Isle of Dogs and the River Lea; to the north it is Islington, with its workhouse, and to the south are Kennington and Walworth. HOWGEGO: 184.
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[A plan of Georgian London] A New Map of London and its environs From an Original Survey Extending 8 Miles, East and West, 6¼ Miles, North & South, in which All new and intended Buildings, Improvements &c, Are carefully Inserted. Third Edition. London: Hoare & Reeves, 1825. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 660 x 820mm.
Plan of London extending to Brompton in the west, clockwise to Kentish Town, Clapton, the East India Docks, Greenwich, Camberwell & Battersea. On the map the development of Duke of Westminster's estates around Belgrave and Eaton squares has started. A key of the principal streets has been pasted on the reverse. HOWGEGO: 289a.
($2,304 • €2,115 rates)
[Plan of London during the reign of George IV] Tegg's, New Plan of London, &c. With 360 References to the Principal Streets &c. 1825. London: Tegg, 1825. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 440 x 615mm, folded into publisher's marbled slipcase. Slipcase worn.
A fine plan of central London extending to Lord's Cricket Ground in the north west, clockwise to Pentonville, Hackney, Limehouse, Newington Butts and Chelsea Hospital. At the time of publication John Nash was planning the remodelling St James's Park, and the map is coloured to show the areas affected. Underneath is an extensive key linked to the numbered squares on the map. HOWGEGO: 295, 3.
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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.
($2,240 • €2,056 rates)
[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.
($1,728 • €1,586 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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