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A new & complete plan of London, Westminster, & borough of Southwark containing all the improvements in, and round the Metropolis

A new & complete plan of London, Westminster, & borough of Southwark containing all the improvements in, and round the Metropolis

Publisher: Laurie, Robert and Whittle, James

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.184

Item number: 184

Length: 457

Width: 762

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: 3" 1/4 : 1/2 m.

Roads and open spaces are depicted in different colours and margins divided into miles and furlongs. The map's title and a list of districts in Westminster are at the top left, with a key to public offices and Westminster parishes at the bottom left. The fares of hackney coaches and water ferries are at the bottom right, along with a list of Surrey parishes. At middle right, there is a list of parishes within the 'Bill of Mortality' - the name given to parishes who sent regular death notices to the central London government. 

A fine mezzotint engraver and regular exhibitor at the Society of Artists in the 1770s, Robert Laurie acquired Sayer’s stock in 1794 and (with James Whittle) founded the map publishing house Laurie & Whittle.

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