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A new plan of London and Westminster, with the borough of Southwark. 1825

A new plan of London and Westminster, with the borough of Southwark. 1825

Publisher: Wyld, James

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1825

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.227

Item number: 227

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.

This is the second edition of a map of London first published by Wyld in 1824. Its title features inset in the top border, with publisher's imprint in the bottom border. The scale bar and key to the boundary lines appear 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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