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CRUCHLEY, George Frederick.

Cruchley's New Plan of London and Its Environs.

Stock Code
102836
London, Engraved & Published By Cruchley, Mapseller, No.81 Fleet Street, 1843
£8,000

George Frederick Cruchley (1796–1880) was a publisher of 'some of the clearest and most attractive London maps' (Howgego). The present map, published on a scale of almost five inches to the mile, was first issued in 1828; it extends north to south from Highgate to Dulwich, and west to east from Hammersmith to Greenwich. London's parliamentary constituencies of City of London, Westminster, Southwark, Marylebone, Islington, Tower Hamlets, and Lambeth are marked. Cruchley would re-issue the plan several times for the following 20 years, each time updating it with the latest additions.

Cruchley began his cartographic career in the publishing firm of Aaron Arrowsmith. In 1823, he set up on his own at 38 Ludgate Street until 1834, when he moved to 81 Fleet Street. It would appear that he had some help from his former employer, as much of his early output bears in the imprint 'From Arrowsmith's'. He would later

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Description

Engraved plan, fine original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, list of parishes pasted to left border, advertisement to verso.

Bibliography

Howgego 317a

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