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A TOPGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE COUNTRY TWENTY MILES ROUND LONDON

A TOPGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE COUNTRY TWENTY MILES ROUND LONDON

Publisher: Faden, William

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Maps Crace XIX

Item number: 27

Length: 635

Width: 584

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 126720)

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

In the second half of the 18th century, the introduction of turnpike roads and the increased coach-traffic in and out of London contributed to the popularity of the maps of the countryside around the capital.

The title of this circular map runs along the top, with points on the compass marked on the border. A list of main roads to and from London is provided at bottom left, with a key at bottom right and scale bar below the plan.

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