One of the most important maps of Victorian London

By STANFORD, Edward, 1889 

Library Map of London and its Suburbs.

British Isles London
  • Author: STANFORD, Edward
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Edward Stanford
  • Publication date: 1889
  • Physical description: Engraved map, hand coloured in outline on four sheets, each segmented into 20 segments, a few tears to linen folds each section with a key map pasted to the marbled wrapper.
  • Dimensions: 1840 by 1760mm (72.5 by 69.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 10820

Notes

First published in 1862, the map was to go through 21 revisions until its final appearance in 1901. The plates of Stanford’s Library Map of London’ were used in the production of a number of other maps including the School Board Map of London, Booth’s Descriptive Map of London Poverty, several metropolitan improvement maps, a map showing the distribution of troops lining the streets for the 1897 royal jubilee, another showing the routes taken by the infantry from their quarters to their places on the streets on the occasion of Edward VII’s coronation, and Stanford’s plan of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar, 1903.” (Hyde)

Scale: 6 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Hyde 91 (16).
    • Hyde, Ralph. (1980). Printed maps of Victorian London 1851–1900. Folkestone: Dawson.