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A Pocket MAP of LONDON, WESTMINSTER and SOUTHWARK With ye New Buildings to ye Year 1759

A Pocket MAP of LONDON, WESTMINSTER and SOUTHWARK With ye New Buildings to ye Year 1759

Publisher: Whity, Robert

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1759

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace IV

Item number: 116

Length: 248

Width: 495

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 4" 1/2 : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 14080)

Map scale description: 2" 1/4 : 1/2 m.

This pocket map of London is reminiscent of Henry Overton's map of 1731. The title and scale bar appear at top left, fares of hackney coaches feature at top and middle right, and fares of water ferries at bottom centre. A note on distances, churches and public buildings is included at bottom right with the city boundaries outlined in colour. Robert Whity, who issued this map in 1759, added a sheet to include the development north of Oxford Street in the estate of Henry Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, where Cavendish Square was at the centre of a new residential district being built by Edward Harley, the duke’s son-in-law.

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