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A birds eye view of the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park

A birds eye view of the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park

Publisher: Clarke, H. G. & Co.

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1854

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 14.35

Item number: 35

Length: 178

Width: 229

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: Scale not given

The title of this plan of London Zoo, appears at lower left along with a compass rose and publisher's imprint. It details the various animals pens and enclosures. Opened to the public in 1828, in an area of Regents Park laid out by Decimus Burton, London Zoo attracted 30,000 visitors in the first seven months. 

The collection of animals was increased in 1830, with the arrival of the Royal Ménagerie from Windsor, and again in 1835, when the animals from the Tower were transferred, including an Indian elephant, an alligator and over a hundred rattlesnakes.

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