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[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, 1845. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 860 x 850mm.
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. Of interest is the layout of Ladbrook Square, part of the Ladbrook Estate on the site of the Hippodrome racecourse. HOWGEGO: 250, state 6 of 8.
($3,500 • €3,220 rates)
[19th Century map of London] London 1845. Hildberghausen, 1845. Coloured steel-engraving. Two sheets conjoined, total 410 x 650mm.
A townplan from Meyer's 'Handatlas', with 23 elevations of important buildings under the map. Four railway lines are shown.
($750 • €690 rates)
[Early Victorian plan of London] Cruchley's New Plan of London Improved to 1846. London, 1846. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 560 x 1440mm, folded into the original publisher's slipcase.
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 are the outline of the streets in the new development at Notting Hill, and the new railway lines coming into London, including dotted lines added in manuscript for proposed lines. 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 state 8.
($4,375 • €4,025 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.
($1,500 • €1,380 rates)
[Mid-19th century map of London] London. 1846. London: Reynolds, 1846. Original colour, wood-engraved map. 435 x 790mm. Binding folds flattened, some repaired.
Antique Map of London extending from Kensington Gardens clockwise to Regent's Park, Victoria Park, East India Docks, Newington and Chelsea. The vignette shows a man of the viewing platform of an unnamed tower, overlooking London. Not listed in Howgego.
($875 • €805 rates)
[A mid-19th century map of London] London. Vienna, 1846. 400 x 495mm. Dissected and laid on linen.
A scarce circular map of London decorated with views of the new Houses of Parliament and Royal Exchange. The extents are Holloway in the north, clockwise to Poplar, the Isle of Dogs, Clapham Chelsea and 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. Also shown is the Thames Tunnel which was started in 1825 and completed in 1842.
($1,063 • €978 rates)
[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.
($938 • €863 rates)
[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.
($1,750 • €1,610 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.
($563 • €518 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)
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