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Maps of Tower Hamlets

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A New and Exact Plan of Ye City of LONDON and suburbs thereof, 1731 92

Map of London featuring title in semi-elliptical cartouche at top left, arms of the 12greatcity companies around the arms of the city at bottom left and explanatory note and compass star at bottom centre. The map is divided in squares with letters along the borders for reference. Reference tables feature down both sides of the map. Ward boundaries within the city and parish boundaries outside the city are highlighted in colour. The Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and other prominent buildings are represented pictorially. This is a later edition of the map first issued by Bowles in 1719, extended to the east to include Stepney and the Isle of Dogs. Bowles, Thomas
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LONDON and its ENVIRONS 190

The title of this small map of Regency London appears at top right, facing a scale bar at top left. The map is divided into squares for reference. It indicates with a dotted line the proposed new bridge at Waterloo. Designed by John Rennie, Waterloo Bridge was constructed by a commercial company hoping to profit from toll-paying traffic. The bridge cost 1m and was never profitable. In 1936, amid controversy, the bridge was demolished and replaced.
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LONDON extending from the HEAD of the PADDINGTON CANAL West to the WEST INDIA DOCKS EAST with the proposed improvements between the Royal exchange and Finsbury Square

As the19th Century progressed, maps were often used as illustrations in general guides to London, for which there was a great demand. This small map was published in David Hugson's' London, being an accurate history & description of the British Metropolis'. The map is divided into reference squares, featuring the title at top right, scale bar at the top left and a key in the table below the plan. Stratford, James
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London surveyed or a new map of the cities of London and Westminster and the borough of Southwark. ...

from The world described, or, A new and correct sett of maps : shewing the kingdoms and states in all the known parts of the earth, with the principal cities, and most considerable towns in the world ... / ... by Herman Moll, geographer ...
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CRUCHLEY'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON IMPROVED TO 1826 INCLUDING THE EAST AND WEST INDIA DOCKS 226

The title of this folding map of London appears inset in the top border, with the publisher’s imprint and key to symbols in the bottom border, the scale bar near the bottom right, and a compass rose at the top right. The river and open spaces are distinguished in colour. The map extends eastward on an added sheet to include the Isle of Dogs and the East and West India Docks. Cruchley, George Frederick
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LONDON Extending from the HEAD of the PADDINGTON CANAL West to the WEST INDIA DOCKS EAST

The title and imprint of this map appear at top right. The map is divided into reference squares, with a key to churches, public buildings and other places of interest in the table below the plan. Robins, J. & Co.
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CRUCHLEY'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON IMPROVED TO 1826 INCLUDING THE EAST AND WEST INDIA DOCKS 223

The title of this folding map of London is inset in top border, with the publisher’s imprint and key to symbols in bottom border, scale bar near bottom right, and compass rose at top right. The river and open spaces are highlighted in colour. The map extends eastward on an added sheet to include the East and West India Docks. Cruchley, who first published the map in 1826, added the proposed Collier Docks in the Isle of Dogs to this later edition. The docks were never built and Millwall Docks now occupy part of the site Cruchley, George Frederick
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London & c., accurately Surveyed, an accurate Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark, 1732

This is a later edition of the map of London first issued by Morden and Lea in 1681-82. Printed in 12 sheets, the map features title in banner along the top, portraits of King William and Queen Mary below the title, with the Royal and City arms. Reference tables, compass rose and scale bar at lower right. Along the top of the map are views of Westminster Abbey, the Banqueting Hall, Somerset House, the Mercers' Chapel, the Royal Exchange, Guild Hall and St Paul's Cathedral, with equestrian statues of Charles I and Charles II at top left and right respectively. The map shows Wigmore Street, Grosvenor Square and the Church of St Anne, Limehouse which did not feature in earlier editions of the map. Morden, Robert and Lea, Philip
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London &c., accurately surveyed by Wm Morgan, His Majesty Cosmographer

This is a later edition of the map of London and the built up area around it first issued by Morgan in 1681-82. The title of the map is missing. Also missing are the views of the equestrian statues of Charles I and II, prominent buildings and prospect of the City that accompanied the map. The map features scale bar and compass rose near bottom centre and reference tables with key to buildings in London, Westminster and Southwark along the bottom. Down the left is a list of officers of State and dignitaries and down the right is a list of City companies, Irish nobility and the clergy. Morgan, William
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LONDEN, WESTMUNSTER U: SOUDWARK

The title of this German map of London, Westminster and Southwark, appears between two ribbons at the top. A compass rose appears in the river, with prominent buildings shown pictorially instead of in plan and numbered for reference. Stridbeck, Johannes
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This Actuale Survey of LONDON, WESTMINSTER & SOUTHWARK IS HUMBLY DEDICATED TO Y.e L.D LORD MAYOR & COURT OF ALDERMEN

This later edition of Morden and Lea's 1688 map was published by Covens & Mortier in Amsterdam in 1725. The title appears in English and French in a ribbon along the top. The key to churches, city wards, palaces, halls and companies features in a reference table at the foot of the plate. Jean Covens and Corneil Mortier founded the prestigious printing and publishing house that bears their names in Amsterdam in 1721. Over the years they published wall maps of countries and continents, reissuing many maps, town plans and general atlases by the likes of De Wit, Jaillot and De Lisle. Their heirs continued the business until the 1880s. Morden, Robert & Lea, Philip
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PAYNE'S ILLUSTRATED PLAN OF LONDON

Map of London with title inset in top border, general view of London at top right and view of the House of Parliament at bottom centre. The plan shows Hungerford suspension bridge, with the proposed Waterloo Bridge indicated by a pecked line. Payne, Albert Henry
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A New & Exact Plan of the Cities of London, & c.

Map of London with title along the top, arms of the 12 principal livery companies at top left with City arms and emblems of the arts. Lists of wards and parishes are reported in a table at bottom left and a descriptive note near bottom centre, with fares of coaches and ferries at bottom right. Down both sides of the map are views of prominent buildings: St Paul's Cathedral, the Banqueting House, the Royal Exchange, Custom House, the Admirably Office, the Royal Palace at St James', Westminster Abbey, Guildhall, the Bank of England, the Tower of London, the Treasury and South Sea House. Foster, George
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THIS ACTUAL SURVEY OF LONDON, WESTMINSTER & SOUTHWARK IS HUMBLY DEDICATED TO Ye LD MAYOR & COURT OF ALDERMEN

This map is a reissue of a 1690 plan. It features the title in a banner along the top with a compass rose and the city arms. The key to public offices, wards, parishes, halls and companies appear in tables at the bottom and lower right. Prominent buildings shown in elevation. This updated edition includes the Cavendish Square development, which began in 1717. Covens& Mortier was a successful publishing business, including in its output re-issues of general atlases by Jaillot, Delisle, Vichsscher and de Wit, whose stock they had acquired. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille
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A New & accurate PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON & WSTMINSTER & BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK

This is the sixth edition of a map first published in 1765. It includes views of London landmarks, such as St James's Palace and St Paul's Cathedral, and the arms of the 12 principal City Companies. Dicey was a map seller rather than a cartographer and much of his work is derivative or reissued from earlier plates. This map states that it is printed according to an "Act of Parliament". This makes reference to the Act passed in 1734 to curb the practice of unacknowledged copying. Thereafter, anyone who breached the new 14-yearcopyright period would have to hand over their derivative plates to the master of the original, paying 5 shillings for each offending print on the premises. Cluer Dicey
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A New and Exact PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON and WESTMINSTER and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK, with the Additional Buildings to the Year 1756

This map of London was engraved by Seale for publication in John Strype's 1754 edition of Stow's 'Survey of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark'. The plan's title features along the top, with compass rose near top left and scale bar below the plan. It illustrates St. Paul's Cathedral and other prominent buildings pictorially. Seale, Richard William
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This Actual Survey Of London Westminster Southwark Is Humbly Dedicated To Ye Ld. Mayor & Court of Aldermen

Morden, Robert; Lea, Philip Covens et Mortier
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A new PLAN of LONDON, WESTMINSTER and SOUTHWARK 85

This map of London, Westminster and Southwark was published in John Strype's 1720''Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster''. The map's title is at top centre in ornamental cartouche, surrounded by cherubs, fruits and mythological figures. Dedication to Sir George Thorold, Lord Mayor of London appears at top right, facing the city arms at top left. A compass star is depicted at middle right and a scale bar at bottom right. Strype, John
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A NEW MAP OF THE CITYES OF LONDON, WESTMINSTER AND THE BURROUGH OF SOUTHWARK TOGETHER WITH THE SUBURBS AS THEY ARE NOW STANDDING Anno Dom.1707.

This title of this map of London appears along the top, with the city arms at top left and the publisher’s name in cartouche at top right. The map appeared in Volume I of 'A New View of London', by Edward Hutton. Chiswell, Richard et al.
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The LONDON GUIDE, or A POCKET PLAN of the CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK with the BEW BUILDINGS, &C to the present year

This map of Georgian London was published in John Entick's 1766'A New and Accurate History and Survey of London, Westminster and Southwark.' The title of the map appears in a panel below the plan along with the rates of hackney coaches and water ferries. It extends eastward to include Limehouse, then one of the main centres for shipbuilding in the capital. Bowles, Carington
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LONDINI ANGLIAE REGNI METROPOLIS 71

This map of London, Westminster and Southwark was issued in Peter Van der Aa's "La Galerie Agreable du Monde: Grande Bretagne et Irlande" (Vol. I, Plate 8). It is a later edition of a map first published in Amsterdam byJoannes de Ram at the end of the 17th Century. This edition features title along the top, a key to places in Southwark in cartouche at top left, a reference table at top right, and a bird's-eye view of Westwood Park in Worcestershire at the foot of the plate. The city arms, publisher's imprint, and a monument bearing the title in French appear towards the bottom of the sheet. Aa, Peter van der
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Neuester Grundriss von London, Westminster, und Southwark

1 Plan : Kupferdruck ; 36 x 67 cm Liebe s.n.
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AN EXACT DELINEATION OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND THE SUBURBS Thereof, Together Wth. Ye Burrough of SOUTHWARK

This is a copy of the 1658 Faithorne map made in 1857. It depicts London as it stood during the last two years of the Commonwealth, before the great fire. Dense clusters of houses appear very close together, separated only by narrow streets - an indication of the city's vulnerability to fire. Newcourt, Richard
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This Actuall Survey Of LONDON, WESTMINSTER AND SOUTHWARK Is humbly Dedicated To Y.e L.d M.Yor & Court Of Aldermen by R.o: Morden, Phil: Lea Chr: Browne

This is a later edition of a very popular map of London first published by Morden and Lea in 1690. The map's title features along the top, with the city arms at top left, facing the publisher's imprint in shield at top right. The reference tables, scale bar and compass rose appear at lower right. The plan marks the city's growth in the late Stuart period, showing its northward spread towards Islington. Morden, Robert & Lea, Philip
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A PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON AND WESTMINSTER and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK 1771

The reference key of this map extends along the right margin and bottom of the map, with the title is in a cartouche. This map shows proposed lines of approach towards Blackfriars Bridge, later abandoned. Andrews, J.
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LONDON 76

This small map of London and suburbs was included in a small 1707French travel book, "Les Delices de la Grande Bretagne". It features a compass rose at bottom right, and a title with reference panel below the plan. Bevereel, James
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A New Map of the Cities of London and Westminster and Ye Borough of Southwarke with their Suburbs

This is a later edition of Hollar's map of London of 1675 without the prospect view of the City entitled "Prospect of London as it was flourishing before the destruction by fire" that featured in the first edition. The map, with title in cartouche, reference tables and scale bar, is a very minute bird’s eye view of the cities of London and Westminster, with the Borough of Southwark and suburbs showing London after the fire growing in area faster than ever before, with former satellite villages fast becoming mere localities in the urban sprawl. Stepney church, for example, marks a new point of growth east of the city. Hollar, Wenceslaus
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A New Map of the Cities of London and Westminster and Ye Borough of Southwarke with the Suburbs

Large map of London with prospect view of the City from Bankside in a strip above the main plan. Entitled "Prospect of London as it was flourishing before the destruction by fire", the view is based on Hollar's celebrated view of London from Bankside of 1647 and shows London from Worcester House (just west of the Savoy) on the west to Wapping and St Catherine's Docks to the east. The view shows London before the fire being composed almost exclusively of Gothic buildings, Inigo Jones’s Banqueting Hall at Whitehall and the classical restoration of St. Paul’s cathedral being the only examples of Renaissance architecture. The map, with title in cartouche, reference tables at top right and top left and scale bar at bottom centre, is a very minute bird's eye view of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark and the suburbs showing London after the fire growing in area faster than ever before. Stepney Church, for example, marks a new point of growth east of the city. Hollar, Wenceslaus
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PLAN of the Cities of LONDON and WESTMINSTER the Borough of SOUTHWARK and PARTS adjoining Shewing every HOUSE. By R. Horwood.

This magnificent map covers 32 sheets, each measuring 21" 5/8 x 19" 3/4. It was published sheet by sheet between 1792 and99 and was the work of several engravers under the direction of cartographer Richard Horwood. It is generally considered to be the most important London map of the 18th century. Horwood intended originally to show every house and its number but this was to prove impossible. Although every house is included the numbering was never completed. Horwood dedicated this map to the Trustees and Directors of the Phoenix Fire Office, reflecting that the protection of London from fire was at this time the reserve of numerous independent company brigades. The map is coloured, describing parks in green and the London Wall in red. The Tower of London is shown only by outline; Horwood records that: 'The Internal Parts not distinguished being refused permission to take the Survey’, evidence that a surveyor was not always welcome. Southwark was traditionally a district where the industries of brewing and tanning, unwelcome in the main city, were located. Barclay Perkins & Cos., which in the coming century was to become the largest brewery in the world, is marked on the map, as is Guy's Hospital ("for incurables") which at had recently been extended to include a new hospital for the psychiatrically disturbed. This map was reissued at least four times, with relevant additions and alterations, up until 1819. Horwood, Richard
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