JURISDICTION OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE
This map illustrates plans for the reform of the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Police. Based on Dawson's map of 1832, the map’s title appear along the top, with compass star at top right, explanatory note at bottom left, and a scale bar at bottom right. District boundaries are highlighted in colour, with the old limits of London, Westminster and Southwark shaded. Formed in 1829, the Metropolitan Police had its jurisdiction extended in 1839to Greater London - an area taken to mean all parishes partly within twelve miles of Charing Cross or wholly within fifteen miles of Charing Cross. In the same year, the City of London formed its own police force. Dawson, Lieut. Robert K.
An Exact Survey of the Citys of London, Westminster, ye Borough of Southwark, and the Country near Ten Miles round
This map was first published by Rocque in 1746, and several editions appeared before his death in 1762. His widow Mary Ann carried on the business for a few years, until, in the late 1760s, she transferred the plates of the map to the publishers Carrington Bowles and Robert Sayer, under whose imprints this edition appeared in 1769. Printed in 16 sheets, the map is set within a decorative border. Its title features in English, Latin and French along the top, with emblematic figures below the City arms at top centre, and the compass star at top left. The map is dedicated to Lord Burlington at bottom centre. Scales are given at the foot of the map in versts, leagues, toises, yards and miles. A key to symbols distinguishing orchards, arable land, formal parkland and gardens, pasture, and woodland is included at bottom right. The "New Road" (Marylebone Road), Blackfriars Bridge and the roads across St George's Fields are also shown. Rocque, John
London and its environs : containing the boundaries of the metropolitan boroughs, the different railroads & stations, the new cemeteries, roads, docks, canals, and all the modern improvements : this map is chiefly from the Ordinance Survey, the railroads and other improvements are from the official copies, the boroughs of Marylebone from the survey published by M.r Britton, the whole corrected from personal observation & measurement
1 : 42000 Davies, Benjamin Rees C. F. Cheffins, lithog ; Wm. S. Orr & Co. ; Letts & Son ; J. Cross & Son ; T.W. Saunders