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A plan of London and Westminster with the borough of Southwark. 1823

A plan of London and Westminster with the borough of Southwark. 1823

Publisher: Wyld, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1823

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.218

Item number: 218

Length: 457

Width: 914

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 6 1/2 '' : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 9800)

Map scale description: 6 1/2 '' : 1 m.

Map of London with the title in a panel at top left, imprint below the plan, key to colours at bottom centre, a scale bar at bottom right and with a list of parishes in tables near bottom left and bottom right. The map is divided into furlong squares in red ink and features numbers along the borders for reference. The son of a map publisher, James Wyld attended military college before entering the map trade. He became one of the best-known map publishers of the middle of the 19th century and during the railway-building mania of those years, his maps of railway developments were often put before parliament.

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