The City Guide or a Pocket Map of London


A table of fares for Hackney Coaches and Thames ferries appears at top right and bottom centre of this Crace Collection map of London, published in 1744. The map also shows the new bridge at Westminster, erected from 1739 to relieve traffic on London Bridge and facilitate access to new districts west of the old City of London. The zone surrounding St Paul’s Cathedral and extending west to Temple, north to Moorfields and east to the Tower of London is rendered with stippling to show that it is densely covered with buildings. This area was the old City of London. The rest of the map is hatched to show fewer buildings and less development.

Full title:
The city guide or a pocket map of London, Westminster and Southwark: with ye new buildings to ye year 1744
1744, London
John Bowles
Engraving / Map
John Bowles
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Maps Crace Port.3.102.

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