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A New Topographical Map of the Country in the Vicinity of London,

Describing all the New Improvements. Drawn from a Scale of two Inches to a Statute Mile.

Stock Code 110075

London, W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty and to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, 1815

Original price $4,861.00 - Original price $4,861.00
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London and its environs. An interesting snapshot of London and its environs in the pre-industrial age, extending from Edmonton in the north to Beckenham in the south, and from Chiswick in the west to Plumstead in the east. In addition to the usual hand colouring highlighting county limits, the major road networks in and out of the city have also been coloured red. Finely engraved with topographical details.

William Faden (1749-1836) served as geographer to George III and George IV. 'A gold-medalist of the (Royal) Society of Arts in 1796, he assembled an unrivalled stock of the large-scale maps of the British counties, and became a logical commercial partner for the Ordnance Survey — Faden publishing the first published OS map in 1801. Some of his plates were later acquired by the Admiralty and re-issued as official Admiralty charts. He retired in 1823, the business passing to his former apprentice James Wyld' (BME).

Scarce. COPAC and OCLC record no copies in institutional collections outside of the British Library.

Second edition; (840 x 830 mm); engraved map dissected into 24 parts and laid onto linen as issued, original hand colouring, lightly toned, minor offsetting to margins, old mapseller's label for C. Smith to verso; housed in brown paper slipcase with printed label 'Environs of London', case inscribed in pen 'North to Mill Hill - Colney Hotel - Edmonton - Chingford - Woodford - Chigwell. 1810'.

Howgego 250(2); BLMC 3479.(29).

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