Greenwood’s majestic large-scale plan of London
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1845
Map of London from an actual Survey Comprehending the Various Improvements to 1845. Humbly Dedicated to Her most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria. By the Proprietors E. Ruff & Co., Hind Court, Fleet Street.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: By the Proprietors E. Ruff & Co., Hind Court Fleet Street
- Publication date: August 31st, 1845.
- Physical description: Large engraved map on six sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full wash hand-colour, folding into original green cloth slipcase with mapseller’s label.
- Dimensions: 1290 by 1880mm. (50.75 by 74 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2574
The present plan accords with Howgego 309 state (6). The date in imprint is changed to 1845 and the plan is dedicated to Queen Victoria. Additions to the map include the St George’s square in Pimlico, and the Paddington Station. The map bears the imprint of E. Ruff & Co. a company who among other things mounted, varnished and placed on rollers, many of the maps produced by the Greenwoods. It is unknown how they came to acquire Greenwood’s plates, however, it is conceivable that the plates where in part payment for debts owed to Edward Ruff.
Scale: 8 inches to 1 statute mile.
- Howgego 309 state (6).
- Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.