This volume is a translation of the popular “Cruchley’s Picture of London”. The map is dated Jan 1st 1849 and shows the site of King’s Cross railway station.
George Frederick Cruchley (April 23, 1797 – June 16, 1880) was a London based book and map seller active in the middle part of the 19th century. Cruchley began his cartographic career as an apprentice at the the well known Aaroon Arrowsmith firm. In 1844 Cruchley acquired the massive stock of the important early 19th century firm of John Cary. Cruchley published his own maps as well as reissues of Cary’s stock well into the 1870s. Cruchely is best known for his detailed plans of London, which in recent years have become increasingly scarce and desirable. Cruchley was based in London on 38 Ludgate Street until 1834 when he moved his offices to 81 Fleet Street.
Seventh edition. Small 8vo ( 15 x 10 cm); xii, 312 pp, 59 engraved vignettes, one large folding coloured map at front ( 59 x 42 cm), previous bookseller’s label on front pastedown, bound in publisher’s brown cloth gilt; a very good copy
Howgego, James L., Printed Maps of London circa 1553 – 1850, #307-B.
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