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A NEW POCKET PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations to the Year 1790

A NEW POCKET PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON & WESTMINSTER WITH THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK: Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations to the Year 1790

Cartographer: William Faden

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace V

Item number: 164

Length: 445

Width: 895

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 6 1/4" : 1 Stat.M. (1: 10137)

Map scale description: 3 2/8" : half a mile

This is the third edition of William Faden's 1787 map, which was printed 11 times over a period of 25 years. Faden called himself "Geographer to the King", and was very interested the work of the Ordnance Survey. In 1800 he published 'An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales'. Faden's skill as a cartographer was so well-noted that his map of 'The Country Twenty-Five Miles round London' was re-engraved for the French War Department in preparation for an invasion of England. This map includes a list of Surrey Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, an area of 109 parishes in and near London from which a weekly report of deaths was collated. Westminster is divided into 12 districts, each indicated by coloured boundaries.

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