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An IMPROVED PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON and WESTMINSTER and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK, including the NEW BUILDINGS, ROADS &C. to the Present Year 1765.

An IMPROVED PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON and WESTMINSTER and BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK, including the NEW BUILDINGS, ROADS &C. to the Present Year 1765.

Cartographer: Kitching, Thomas and Parker, Henry

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1774

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace IV

Item number: 126

Length: 368

Width: 495

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: [4" 1/4 : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 14908)]

Map scale description: Scale not given

The title of this pocket map appears along the top, with built-up areas represented by stippling in the City of London, and crosshatching elsewhere. A table of reference appears in a panel below the plan. The map, a later edition of Kitching and Parker's 1765 plan, shows the new bridge and the approaches at Blackfriars. Designed by Robert Mylne, this third bridge spanning the Thames was built between 1760 and 69. The nine semi-elliptical Portland stone arches were replaced from 1860 to 69 by the present structure of five wrought-iron arches, each faced with cast iron, and a granite pier designed by Cubitt and Carr.

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