Greenwood’s majestic large-scale plan of London
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1840
Map of London from an actual Survey Comprehending the Various Improvements to 1840. 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: E. Ruff & co. Hind Court, Fleet Street
- Publication date: 1840.
- Physical description: Large engraved map on six sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full wash hand-colour, edged in purple silk, blue marbled endpapers to verso, housed in blue morocco slipcase, gilt.
- Dimensions: 1290 by 1880mm. (50.75 by 74 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11826
The present plan accords with Howgego 309 state (5). The date in imprint is changed to 1840, and the plan is dedicated to Queen Victoria. The shows several new railways including, The London and Birmingham, Eastern Counties, Croydon, and London and Southampton. 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 (5).
- Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.