Maps of Westminster

Maps of Westminster

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Plan von London und Westminster mit der Borough von Southwark

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PLAN von LONDON und WESTMINSTER mit der BOROUGH von SOUTHWARK

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BOWLES'S NEW POCKET PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER; WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations to the Year 1780

This map was printed for Caringtom Bowles who traded from a St. Paul's churchyard. The Bowles family were not cartographers but published and sold maps. This is the fourth edition of a map originally issued in 1773.The title is at top left, next to a list of parishes, with a key to Great Offices of State and Westminster parishes down the left of the plate. The border of the map is marked off in miles and furlongs. There is no discernible difference between this edition and the previous ones. Bowles, Carington
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A New and Complete Plan of LONDON, WESTMINSTER & BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK containing the Improvements IN, and ROUND the METROPOLIS

Roads and open spaces are depicted in different colours and margins divided into miles and furlongs. The map’s title and a list of districts in Westminster are at the top left, with a key to public offices and Westminster parishes at the bottom left. The fares of hackney coaches and water ferries are at the bottom right, along with a list of Surrey parishes. At middle right, there is a list of parishes within the 'Bill of Mortality' - the name given to parishes who sent regular death notices to the central London government. A fine mezzotint engraver and regular exhibitor at the Society of Artists in the 1770s, Robert Laurie acquired Sayer’s stock in 1794 and (with James Whittle) founded the map publishing house Laurie & Whittle. Laurie, Robert and Whittle, James
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A NEW PLAN of the CITY AND LIBERTY of WESTMINSTER

The engraver-turned-cartographer Thomas Jeffrey began commissioning original surveys for a series of English county maps in the early 1760s. This is the combination of two separate maps: a map of Westminster, with a list of districts and parishes in the County of Middlesex; and an adjoining map of London featuring list of parishes in the County of Surrey and key to colours. The map is a later edition of Jeffrey's map of 1766, with the imprint, dedication and City arms omitted, updated to include the New Road, the first London bypass, and the roads across St. George's Fields. Jeffrey, Thomas
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A NEW POCKET PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations to the Year 1790

This is the third edition of William Faden's 1787 map, which was printed 11 times over a period of 25 years. Faden called himself "Geographer to the King”, and was very interested the work of the Ordnance Survey. In 1800 he published 'An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales'. Faden's skill as a cartographer was so well-noted that his map of 'The Country Twenty-Five Miles round London' was re-engraved for the French War Department in preparation for an invasion of England. This map includes a list of Surrey Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, an area of 109 parishes in and near London from which a weekly report of deaths was collated. Westminster is divided into 12 districts, each indicated by coloured boundaries. William Faden
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A NEW POCKET PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

This folding map of London is the eighth edition of a map first published by Faden in 1787. It features title at top left, table of parishes next to the title, and scale bar at bottom right. At bottom centre is a list of Surrey parishes within the Bill of Mortality - the name given to the areas from which the London government received regular death notices. The border of the map is divided in miles and furlongs. At the beginning of the 19th Century, the administration of London was split among a multitude of authorities, vestries, special commissions and private enterprises. The nine districts in London are distinguished on the map by areas of different colour, with key to colours and explanation of the relevant civil and military authorities in handwritten notes down both sides of the map. Faden, William
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A NEW PLAN OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK 218

Map of London with the title in a panel at top left, imprint below the plan, key to colours at bottom centre, a scale bar at bottom right and with a list of parishes in tables near bottom left and bottom right. The map is divided into furlong squares printed in red ink and features numbers along the borders for reference. The son of a map publisher, James Wyld attended military college before entering the map trade. He became one of the best-known map publishers of the middle of the 19th Century and during the railway-building mania of those years, his maps of railway developments were often put before parliament. Wyld, James
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Plan von London und Westminster mit der Borough von Southwark

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AN ENTIRE NEW PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK 205

The title and imprint of this folding map of London appear in a table at the top left, facing an advertisement for Mogg's "Survey of the Roads" at the top right. A compass star and scale bar feature at the bottom right. The river, open spaces and city boundaries are distinguished by colour use. A derivative of Cary’s plan of 1790, twenty editions of this map were published between 1803 and 1828. Mogg, Edward
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AN ENTIRE NEW PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK 217

This map of London comprises two sheets with the title and imprint at top left, a compass star at top right and scale bar and explanatory note at the bottom right. This is a later edition of a map first published by Mogg at the beginning of the 19thCentury, updated to include Waterloo Bridge and Waterloo Bridge Road. Mogg, Edward
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A PLAN of LONDON with the MODERN IMPROVEMENTS

This map is a later edition one first issued by Phillips at the beginning of the 19th Century, re-engraved by Neele with the addition of plans for the London Docks at Wapping. Daniel Alexander’s original design for this area comprised the 20-acre St. George’s Dock, to the west, and the seven-acre Shadwell Dock, to the east. Each would have its own basin, and be linked by a small Tobacco Dock. When opened in 1805the London Docks were the nearest to the city and for 21 years all shipments of tobacco, rice, wine and brandy (except those from the East and West Indies) had to unload there. Phillips, Richard
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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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LONDON WESTMINSTER AND SOUTHWARK

The title of this small map runs along the top, with the imprint and scale bar below the plan. The map shows Waterloo Bridge, or Strand Bridge, with the proposed southern approach indicated by a dotted line. 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. The bridge was demolished and replaced controversially in 1936. Luffman, John
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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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Map of London

This untitled map is a later edition one first published by Phillips in the 1802'Picture of London'. The map is divided into mile squares with letters along the border for reference, and shows the new London Docks. The proposed street layout across the fields in Shoreditch, between Mile End Road and Bethnal Green Road, is indicated by a double dotted line. Phillips, Richard
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The LONDON DIRECTORY, or a New & Improved PLAN of LONDON, WESTMINSTER & SOUTHWARK; with the adjacent Country

The title of this folding map appears along the top. The plan shows Blackfriars Bridge, which was under construction between 1760 and 1769. There is uncertainty about the date of this map. It is very similar to the 1765 map by Robert Sayer and was probably produced from the same plate. Laurie& Whittle took over Sayer's stock in 1792, making an earlier publication date very unlikely. Laurie, Robert, and Whittle, James
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A NEW and Complete PLAN of LONDON WESTMINSTER and SOUTHWARK, with the Additional Buildings to the Year 1777.

The title of this small map of London appears in a panel below the plan. The built-up of the city is stippled while other built-up areas are hatched. This map was first issued as frontispiece to Book III of Walter Harrison's 'A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster', 1776. Harrison, Walter
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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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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 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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The ICHNOGRAPHY of the Cities of LONDON and WESTMINSTER and the Borough of SOUTHWARK 115

"Ichnography" means ground-plan. This small map was published in 'The Natural History of England' by the scientist and instrument-maker Benjamin Martin. This was part of the complete work 'General Magazine of Arts and Science' issued between 1756 and 1761. The map's title appears in a square table at top right. Built-up areas are stippled within the boundaries of the City of London, and crosshatched elsewhere. Owen, William
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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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A New & accurate PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON, WSTMINSTER & BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK with the Out Parts & New Buildings completed to the Year 1792.

Samuel Neele came from a family of engravers. This map was issued twice in two years with no discernible difference between editions, except the date in the title. This is the second edition. It has been cropped and thus is missing its imprint. Neele, Samuel J.
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A NEW and CORRECT PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON, WESTMINSTER, and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK wherein all the Streets, Roads, Churches, Public Buildings &c. To the Present Year 1785 are exactly delineated

Map publisher and print seller Robert Sayer traded from Fleet Street in the latter half of the 18th Century, first under his own name, and then under the joint imprint of Sayer& Bennett. This is a later edition of Sayer& Bennett's 1781 map of London. Coloured outlines appear along the boundaries of the London Wall, Westminster and Southwark. References tables appear in all four corners, listing public buildings, churches and the parishes within the Bills of Mortality (those parishes who reported deaths to the central London government). Open land, such as parks and gardens, is highlighted in green. R. Sayer & J. Bennett
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A NEW PLAN OF LONDON with the Names of the Streets Alphabetically arranged at Bottom with directions to find them in the Map

The title of this map appears along the top and with the river, city boundaries and open spaces depicted in different colours. The map is divided into numbered squares for reference, with a key in the table below the plan. Samuel Fores, better known as a publisher of sporting prints, first issued this map in 1789; this is a later edition, updated to include the housing developments of Sommers Town and St. George's Field. Fores, Samuel W.
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A PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON and WESTMINSTER with the BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK

The border of this folding map is divided in degrees of latitude and longitude with a scale bar at bottom right. The title of the map is in a panel below the plan with the arms of the City, flanked by the arms of Westminster (left) and Bridge House (right). Bridge House was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all bridges within the City of London. A freeman with the Clothworkers Company, William Faden became Jeffrey's business partner in the 1770s, taking control of the publishing and printing businesson Jeffrey's death. Jeffrey, Thomas & Faden, William
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A NEW and CORRECT PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON, WESTMINSTER, and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK wherein all the Streets, Roads, Churches, Public Buildings &c. To the Present Year 1781 are exactly delineated

A table of references in the top-left corner identifies the Great Offices of State and public buildings. Different colours denote the boundaries of Westminster, Southwark and the City. Sayer, Robert and Bennett, John
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A NEW and CORRECT PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON, WESTMINSTER, and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK wherein all the Streets, Roads, Churches, Public Buildings &c. to the Present Year 1775 are exactly Delineated

The title of this map runs along the top of the plan. The city boundaries are outlined in yellow, with a key to public buildings in London and Westminster in a table at top left. A list of parishes in Middlesex and Surrey features at top right, alongside a list of city wards and prominent London buildings. An inventory of churches in the City of London appears at bottom left and bottom right. The map shows the proposed new bridge and approaches at Blackfriars and all the proposed roads across St. George's Fields in Southwark, though not as finally laid out. Kitchin, Thomas
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A New & accurate PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON, WSTMINSTER & BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK with the Out Parts & New Buildings completed to the Year 1791.

Born into a family of engravers, Neele issued this map twice in two years with no discernible difference between the editions. The map's title features along the top, with scale bar at upper right and publisher's imprint below the plan. City boundaries are outlined in red; squares and open spaces are highlighted in green. Neele, Samuel John
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