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Outhett, John.
Laurie's New Map of London and its Environs, Comprising the New Buildings and Recent Improvements. Being an Original Survey by John Outhett.
London; Richard Holmes Laurie, 1837., 1837. Map approximately 83.5 cm x 67 cm, dissected into 24 sections and mounted onto linen; housed in matching embossed green cloth-covered slipcase with printed title onlay, and "LONDON" printed label to spine. Hand-coloured with boundaries of the City of London, City and Liberties of Westminster and 5 boroughs shown, and the extent of Kings Bench/ Fleet Prisons and the Clink, depicted in various colours. The coverage extends 7 3/4 miles from Hyde Park in the West to East India Dock in the East, and 6 miles from Stoke Newington in the North to Peckham in the South. A clean and fresh copy with only a little foxing and minor staining, mainly to linen backing. Ownership inscription with address to single fold of linen and to title label of slipcase. Slipcase showing minor wear to corners. Robert Laurie's was apprenticed to the London chart maker and publisher Robert Sayer, by the 1790's Laurie had succeeded his master and in partnership with James Whittle considerably expanded the firm; it survives today as Imrie, Laurie, Norie and Wilson. His superb map provides a snapshot of the growing nineteenth century capital, and shows seven bridges over the Thames (Vauxhall, Lambeth, Westminster, Waterloo, Blackfriars, Southwark and London Bridge) as well as the new London and Greenwich Railway. A remarkably well preserved and attractive map in a similar slipcase.
Bookseller: Keel Row Books [United Kingdom]
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