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The city guide or a pocket map of London, Westminster and Southwark with ye new buildings to ye year 1744

The city guide or a pocket map of London, Westminster and Southwark with ye new buildings to ye year 1744

Publisher: Bowles, John & Thomas

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1744

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 3.102

Item number: 102

Length: 254

Width: 495

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: Scale not given

The title of this pocket map appears in a panel at top left, with the publisher's imprint below the plan and fares of hackney coaches and water ferries in tables at top right and bottom centre. The map shows the new bridge at Westminster and represents the built-up within the city by stippling. An engraver by trade, Thomas Bowles acquired Morden & Lea's stock at the beginning of the 18th Century and started a successful publishing house whose output was almost entirely derivative. Thomas Bowles's business was separate from that of his brother John, but the two often worked together.

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