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[An important large scale map of London]

image of Map of London from Actual Survey Comprehending the various improvements to 1835. Humbly Dedicated to his most Gracious Majesty William IV by the Proprietors E. Ruff & Co, Hind Court, Fleet Street. show larger image


GREENWOOD, C. & J.
Map of London from Actual Survey Comprehending the various improvements to 1835. Humbly Dedicated to his most Gracious Majesty William IV by the Proprietors E. Ruff & Co, Hind Court, Fleet Street. London: E. Ruff & Co., 1835. Original colour. Six sheets dissected and laid on linen, total 1260 x 1860mm.
An incredibly detailed map of London, on a scale of 8 inches to a mile, extending to Kentish Town in the north, clockwise to the River Lea, Greenwich, Stockwell and Kensington. Under the map is a key and inset views of Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. Brothers Christopher & John Greenwood spent three years on their new survey of London, which was first published in 1827. This, the first issue by Ruff, has been updated to 1835, adding: the London and Greenwich Railway (the capital's first railway) the year before it opened; the positioning of the new National Gallery; 'New Bridewell' prison, Tothill Fields, opened 1834, now the site of Westminster Cathedral; and Rennie's New London Bridge, with the Old Bridge removed. HOWGEGO: 309, edition 3a.
[Ref: 18179]    £16,000.00 ($20,960 • €17,984 rates)

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