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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

FADEN, William. [The environs of London in fine original colour]
A New Topographical Map of the Country in the Vicinity of London, Describing all the New Improvements, Metropolitan Boroughs and Parish Boundaries. London: James Wyld, c.1860. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 860 x 850mm.
A detailed folding map of the immediate environs of London, extending to Chiswick in the west, clockwise to Finchley, Upper Edmonton, Woodford & Wanstead, Barking, Woolwich, Chislehurst, Bromley, Beckenham, Mitcham, Merton, Wimbledon & Barnes. For this state the map has been re-engraved with Turnham Green extending through the printed border. The marking of Victoria Bridge (now Grosvenor Bridge), taking trains to Victoria Station, dates the map to c. 1860. HOWGEGO: 250, this state not listed.
[Ref: 15677]    £2,800.00 ($3,567 • €3,122 rates)


PAYNE, Albert Henry. [A Victorian plan of London]
Payne's Illustrated Plan of London. Dresden & Leipzig: Payne, c. 1846, Coloured. 415 x 765mm. Binding folds flattened, tear repaired.
A detailed town plan of London, with vignette views of London from Hampstead and the Houses of Parliament from the Thames. The proposed extension of the South Western Railway to Waterloo is shown by a dotted line. HOWGEGO No. 402.
[Ref: 14644]    £1,200.00 ($1,529 • €1,338 rates)


SCHEDA, Joseph. [A mid-nineteenth century map of London]
London. Vienna, 1846. Coloured, 410 x 500mm
A very attractive and scarce map of London in a circular format, dissected and laid on linen as issued. Extending North to South from Holloway to Clapham and East to West from the Isle of Dogs to Bayswater. Of interest is the inclusion of Chelsea Bridge which was as yet unbuilt and had only been authorised by Act of Parliament in 1846. The projected location of Lambeth Bridge is also marked but is unnamed, only being completed in 1879. The site of new Houses of Parliament which were under construction at the time, is shown and Buckingham Palace is named the Queen's Palace. Also shown is the Thames Tunnel which was started in 1825 and completed in 1842. The whole map is surrounded by an elaborate foliate border and is provided with a 154 point key to numbered and lettered locations on the map. In the top left corner is a fine engraving of the new Houses of Parliament minus the central crossing tower, and in the top right corner is an engraving of the New Royal Exchange which at that time served as the Stock Exchange.
[Ref: 18601]    £980.00 ($1,249 • €1,093 rates)


CRUCHLEY, G.F. [A Victorian plan of London]
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the New and Intended Improvements to the Present Time. A New Edition Improved to Jan.y 1st 1850. London, 1850. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 435 x 630mm.
A detailed map of London, extending to Hyde Park in the west, clockwise to Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, Regent's Park, Islington, Bethnal Green, Rotherhithe, Kennington, Chelsea and Brompton. A grid and an extensive key around three sides of the plan give a key to the streets. Waterloo Station is marked, having opened two years before; so is the Bricklayers' Arms branch of the South Eastern Railway, with the Bricklayers' Arms Station, a goods depot, built 1842-3. HOWGEGO: 307, this state not listed.
[Ref: 13716]    £750.00 ($956 • €836 rates)


TALLIS, John. [London during the Great Exhibition of 1851]
Tallis's Illustrated Plan of London and its Environs in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of Industry of All Nations, 1851. London, John Tallis & Co., 1851. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen as originally issued, total 550 x 750mm.
A very decorative and detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, clockwise to Cricklewood, Hampstead, Stamford Hill, Leytonstone, Greenwich, Peckham, Battersea Rise and Parson's Green. Around the edges are 49 views of buildings including, of course, the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. HYDE: 22.
[Ref: 18681]    £2,400.00 ($3,058 • €2,676 rates)


WYLD, James. [London during the Great Exhibition of 1851]
Wyld's New Plan of London. London, 1851. Original colour. Wood engraving, 560 x 940mm. Minor repairs to folds.
A detailed plan of London, marking the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition on the south side of Hyde Park. The borders contain eleven vignettes of notable buildings, including the Great Exhibition buildings and 'Mr Wyld's Model of the Earth in Leicester Square'. 'Wyld's Great Globe' was a 60-foot diameter hollow globe with the surface of the Earth, complete with mountains and rivers, modelled in plaster of paris on its interior. Visitors would climb an internal staircase for viewing. James Wyld (1812-87), the publisher of this map, originally proposed this attraction for the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, but it was judged too big and commercial for that show. Therefore Wyld acquired a ten-year lease on land in Leicester Square gardens and built it there. At first it was a great success, but the novelty wore off; after the lease was up Wyld could not find a buyer for the attraction and so the globe was sold for scrap. HYDE: Printed Maps of Victorian London, 25.
[Ref: 13247]    £1,400.00 ($1,784 • €1,561 rates)


SMITH, Charles. [Mid 19th c. Map of London]
Smith's New Map of London. London, 1860. Original colour. Sheet size 430 x 655 mm. Archival tissue repairs to verso.
Detailed plan of London showing it's rapid growth, with the different divisions of the city colour coded.
[Ref: 18071]    £300.00 ($382 • €335 rates)


FRIEDRICHS, Joachim. [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.
[Ref: 16042]    £600.00 ($764 • €669 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.
[Ref: 16177]    £750.00 ($956 • €836 rates)


Booth, Charles. [The Isle of Dogs from Booth's Poverty Map of London]
Map A. - Isle of Dogs (1900). London, 1900. Lithographic map with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 190mm. Binding folds flattened, key re-attached at bottom.
One section (of twenty) of an extended version of the incredibly influential Poverty Map, originally published in Charles Booth's 'Life and Labour of the People in London', a founding text of British sociology. Most of this sheet is taken up with the commercial buildings, with docks, wharfs, warehouses, iron works, 'Manure works' and other factories, but residential streets line the roads of the peninsula. Although the key gives seven colour codes for the degree of wealth of the inhabitants (ranging from black - 'Lowest class', through shades of blue and purple - 'Poor', 'Mixed', 'Fairly Comfortable', to red - 'Well to do' and yellow - 'Wealthy'), there is no sign of the two highest classes. Booth (1840-1916), owner of the Booth Shipping Line, acted in response to an 1886 Pall Mall Gazette article that claimed that 25% of Londoners lived in poverty. Booth regarded this figure as wildly exaggerated, so recruited a team of volunteer researchers to compile an analysis of social conditions based on field visits and interviews with local police, clergy and employers. The first volume of 'Life and Labour' (1889), covering the East End, showed that 35% lived in poverty. The second series, covering the rest of the city (1891) showed that no less than 30 per cent of the city's total population could be classed as poor. See HYDE: Victorian Maps of London, 252.
[Ref: 16083]    £280.00 ($357 • €312 rates)


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