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Plan of a street proposed from Charing Cross to Portland Place designed by I. Nash Esq.

Plan of a street proposed from Charing Cross to Portland Place designed by I. Nash Esq.

Surveyor: Faden, William

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 12.17

Item number: 17

Length: 305

Width: 406

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 500 Feet (1 : 6100)

Map scale description: 2'' : 1000 Feet

Engraver: Thomson, Michael

This is Nash's original design for Regent Street. The title appears at top right, with compass star and scale bar at the bottom left. The course of the street highlighted in yellow, with Crown property is highlighted in blue. Starting at Carlton House, Regent Street ran through crownland at Piccadilly (where a circus was built) before turning north-west along Swallow Street, in Soho, finally joining Portland Place north of Oxford Street.

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