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CARY, John.
Cary's New and Accurate Plan of London And Westminster, the Borough of Southwark and parts adjacent; viz Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Hackney, Walworth, Newington, &c with an Alphabetical List of upwards of 500 of the most principal Streets with references to their situation and Plans of the New London & East & West India Docks.
London Printed for Ion. Cary No. 181 Strand near Norfolk Street. June 1st, 1820. Original hand-coloured engraved map (81 x 126 cm., overall 85 x 135 cm.) on two sheets conjoined. Extends from Islington (Canbury House) in the north down to Kennington Common in the south, Limehouse in the east across to Kensington Gravel Pits in the west. The main part of the plan divided into 55 numbered squares, the numbers relating to the 24 column key beneath the plan listing 528 streets. Two panels to upper corners listing over 200 principal buildings and churches in the area. Original colour to open spaces, eg. parks, bodies of water etc., principal roads coloured in pink, areas which have been built upon shown stippled. Minor repair to upper blank margin. First issued in 1787, the map went through a number of issues with slight alterations. In 1811 an additional narrow vertical section was introduced to the east and normally subsequent issues have this tacked onto the right margin, but not present on this copy. Howgego, No. 184, (17). Cf, Boyle, 58 & 59 for 1819 edition.
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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