FIRST EDITION. The History Of London In Maps By Felix Barker And Peter Jackson – 1990

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In this splendid album Felix Barker and Peter Jackson present a vivid survey of the range of maps of London since the 1550s, and of the social and architectural history they portray. Every map is accompanied by contemporary scenes and views, giving the reader a rich picture of the city in all its stages of development, from mid – Tudor to the 1990s

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All the great cartographers – Agas, Rocque, Ogilby, Horwood – are represented and in addition to the classic maps there are many unusual ones: a Victorian view from a balloon, a 19th century ‘plague’ of the Demon Drink, a map designed to be worn as a glove (for visitors to The 1851 Great Exhibition), the Metroland boom. There are a number of local maps (including Greenwich, Hampstead, Islington) and maps showing the creation of the West End, Regency London, Trafalgar Square, Mayfair and Belgravia. Large. Pre-Owned and in excellent condition with bright and clean dustjacket. First Edition. Hardcover. Published by Barrie & Jenkins Ltd 1990

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Weight 1.294 kg