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London and its environs (ca. 1805)

London and its environs (ca. 1805)

Cartographer: [anonymous]

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 6.190

Item number: 190

Length: 235

Width: 533

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3" 1/2 : 1 Stat. Mile (1 : 18800)

The title of this small map of Regency London appears at top right, facing a scale bar at top left. The map is divided into squares for reference. It indicates with a dotted line the proposed new bridge at Waterloo. Designed by John Rennie, Waterloo Bridge was constructed by a commercial company hoping to profit from toll-paying traffic. The bridge cost £1m and was never profitable. In 1936, amid controversy, the bridge was demolished and replaced.

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