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London. 1852. Drawn & engraved expressly for the Post Office Directory

London. 1852. Drawn & engraved expressly for the Post Office Directory

Cartographer: Davies, Benjamin Rees

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1852

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 7.269

Item number: 269

Length: 381

Width: 686

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3'' : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 21500)

Map scale description: 3'' : 1 m.

This map of Victorian London was produced for publication in the Post Office Directory of 1852. The map's title and imprint appear at top right. It shows the entire London railway system. With the exception of Blackfriars and Marylebone stations, all London termini were built between 1736 and 1876. As the railway companies scrambled to buy land to redevelop central London, many people, mainly slum-dwellers, were left homeless or forced to move to outer suburbs like Tottenham and Edmonton.

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