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A new plan of London and Westminster, with the borough of Southwark. 1827

A new plan of London and Westminster, with the borough of Southwark. 1827

Publisher: Wyld, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1827

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.222

Item number: 222

Length: 381

Width: 641

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3" 3/4 : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 17200)

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

The title of this map appears in a table inset in the top border, with publisher's imprint, scale bar and an explanation of the boundary lines at bottom right. 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. During the railway-building mania of those years, his maps of railway developments were often put before parliament.

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