PAYNE'S IMPROVED PLAN OF LONDON
The title of this map appears at top right alongside the publisher’s imprint (in shield) and the city arms. The map is divided in half-mile squares with letters and numbers for reference running along the borders. It shows the Dover, Croydon, Greenwich, Blackwall, Eastern, North London, Great Northern and Birmingham railway lines and their termini. Payne, Albert Henry
A New plan of LONDON and WESTMINSTER
The publisher's imprint of this folding map appears below the plan, with squares, open spaces, and the built-up area in the city distinguished from each other by colour. The map also shows the Regents Canal from Paddington to Shoreditch. Title and date are featured in the original slip case for the map, but don't appear on the map itself. Wallis, Edward
BOWLES'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON, WESTMINSTER AND SOUTHWARK, WITH THEIR ENVIRONS TO THE EXTENT OF THREE MILES ROUND ST. PAUL'S
The Bowles family were prolific publishers and their output spans more than a century. This map is relatively unusual as it is presented in a circle. The map is divided by lines into square miles. In the margins of the sheet are reference tables and adverts for coming publications. Baker Street, laid out from 1755 on, is shown by a pecked line, as is Gloucester Street. Carington Bowles
This untitled map of London features scale bar at top left. The city boundary is marked in red, with open land, such as parks and gardens, in green, and the Thames, docks and canals in blue. The map clearly labels the contemporary development of the railway lines, with the Birmingham railway shown intersecting the Regent's Canal at Camden Town. The canal, enthusiastically promoted by architect John Nash, was built to facilitate the import of goods from the provinces. Constructed at the beginning of the era of sustained railway development, however, it never fulfilled its potential and became obsolete.
This map of Victorian London was published in the 'Weekly Dispatch' newspaper of 1756. Its title appears at top right, along with the publisher’s imprint and scale bar. Based on Davies's map of 1847, the map shows London railway termini, the South Western, West London and North Kent lines, and all post-receiving houses and pillars. Cassell, Petter & Calpin
CARY'S New and Accurate Plan of LONDON, WESTMINSTER, the Borough of SOUTHWARK and parts adjacent
John Cary was possibly the most productive English map maker and publisher of the18th Century. His works were reissued many times, but unlike many of his contemporaries he aimed to update each edition by showing new developments. This is the third edition of a map first published in 1787. The developments in Somers Town are shown; the Lambeth and London roads are named. The numerous parks and gardens across the city are coloured green. The map is divided into squares, numbered for reference. Cary, John
LONDON AT ONE VIEW: A NEW MAP
Map of London with title along the top, scale bar at top left and statistical note below the map. Down both sides of the map are views of London prominent buildings and landmarks. Nelson Column, Westminster Hall, Horse Guard, Buckingham Palace and Burlington Arcade are depicted down the left of the map and the Monument, St Paul's Cathedral, Guildhall, the Royal Exchange, Temple Bar and the Thames Tunnel down the right. Biggs, George
NEW PLAN OF LONDON, WESTMINSTER AND SOUTHWARK
This is a later edition of the map of London, Westminster and Southwark first issued by Gardner in 1827. The map is enclosed in a border and features title along the top, key and scale bar along the bottom, with borough boundaries, open spaces and water courses and main roads in colour. Additions to earlier editions of the map include the Great Western, London and Birmingham, Eastern Counties, Blackwall and Croydon railways. Gardner, James
CROSS'S LONDON GUIDE
This is the second edition of Cross's London Guide, originally published in 1837 and issued four times. The cover title of this edition is 'CROSS'S POCKET PLAN OF LONDON AND STREET DIRECTORY 1844'. Its principal interest lies in its detailing of the expansion of the railways. London's first railway was opened in 1836, running between Bermondsey and Deptford, reducing the average travelling time from an hour to eight minutes. This line was extended to Greenwich and London Bridge, with the extension recorded on the map. By 1841 there were six terminal stations in London, with railways linking London with Birmingham and Southampton. These terminals were set at a distance from the centre of the city, due to fears of street congestion. This map shows the Great Western, Birmingham, Eastern Counties, Blackwall, Southampton and Croydon railways. The intended position of Hungerford Bridge is also shown. Cross, Joseph
Insurance Plan of London Vol. xi: Key Plan 1
1 : 3600 This "key plan" indicates coverage of the Goad 1891 series of fire insurance maps of London that were originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as construction materials (and thus risk of burning) and special fire hazards (chemicals, kilns, ovens) were documented in order to estimate premiums. Names of individual businesses, property lines, and addresses were also often recorded. Together these maps provide a rich historical shapshot of the commercial activity and urban landscape of towns and cities at the time.
The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the London-based firm Charles E. Goad Ltd. dating back to 1885. These plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet), as well as many foreign towns at 1:600 (1 inch to 50 feet). Chas E Goad Limited Chas E Goad Limited
TEGG'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON, &c. WITH 360 REFERENCES TO THE PRINCIPAL STREETS &c.
The title of this folding map of London appears along the top. The city boundaries, open spaces, roads and watercourses are depicted in colour in colour. This is a later edition of a map first issued by Tegg in 1823. It is divided into rectangles for reference, with a street index in panel below the plan. Tegg, Thomas
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 1791 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 map has four-colour text panels in corners, including information relating to the recent Act for regulating Hackney Coaches. The development of turnpike roads in 1750 saw an increase of wheeled traffic, supplanting rivers as the main medium of transport. The map also features information about new rates for watermen introduced in 1785.The title of the plan states that it has been published as the "Act Directs”, a reference to the Copyright Act of 1734, used to curb the high incidence of uncredited copying among mapmakers. Sayer, Robert