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[Stanford's Library Map of London].
London: Edward Stanford, Feb. 15th, 1862. Map dimensions 93. 5 x 121.5 cm, overall 96.5 x 124 cm. Folding plan of London extending from Camden down to Stockwell and Bethnal Green across to Shepherd's Bush, original colouring in block and outline, demarcating the parks, bodies of water and the railway terminii, folds into the original cloth slipcase with only a remnant of the publisher's green label to the upper board. Near repairs to the heads of the joints of the case, the plan in very good condition. The central section of the first edition of this landmark plan of the metropolis, comprising sheets 5-7, 9-11 and 13-15 of the overall work, issued thus and complete in itself. As Hyde notes, this was Stanford's "most important project of this period" and the first "thoroughgoing survey" of London since the Greenwoods some forty years earlier. The newly established Metropolitan Board of Works, who had previously rejected proposals for the large scale survey proffered by James Wyld, the Ordnance Survey and Day & Son, handed the commission to Edward Stanford, who appointed Trelawney Saunders in charge of gathering the requisite data and finalising the overall design. Hyde, 91, (1) and pp. 12-13.
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