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A very scarce handkerchief map of London

Stock No. 20799 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: Anonymous.

London and its Environs for 1832.
Engraving on ivory cotton, printed in brown. 915 x 890mm.

£2,800

In stock

A map of London printed on cotton, allowing it to be thrust into a pocket without fear of damage, and a lot lighter than a paper map with protective covers. Around the map is an acanthus scroll border with the Royal Arms centre top and the City Arms at the bottom.
Despite the title the map only shows the centre of London, with Knightsbridge in the west, clockwide to Regent's Park, Dalston, Hackney, Limehouse, Deptform, Camberwell, Battersea and Chelsea Hospital. It also is a little out of date: 'Old' London Bridge is shown next to John Rennie's replacement, despite being knocked down as soon as the new one opened in 1831; and the King's Mews is shown, despite being demolished in 1830 in preparation for Trafalgar Square.

Additional information

Cartographer

Date

1832

Extra Info

London and its Environs for 1832.

Publication

Engraving on ivory cotton, printed in brown. 915 x 890mm.

Condition

A good example.

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