Published under a pseudonym

By PERCY, Sholto and Reuben (pseud.), 1823 

A New Map of London, Westminster, Southwark and their Suburbs Drawn from actual Survey, for the History of London, By Sholto & Reuben Percy [pseud.].

British Isles London
  • Author: PERCY, Sholto and Reuben (pseud.)
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published Octr. 1 1823 by T. Boys, 7 Ludgate Hill
  • Publication date: 1823.
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, backed on linen, some dampstaining, date on title in manuscript.
  • Dimensions: 255 by 392mm (10 by 15.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1474

Notes

This diminutive plan was published in The Percy Histories…of all the Capitals of Europe, by Sholto and Reuben Percy’, in 1823.

The plan was published under a pseudonym: Reuben Percy was Mr. Thomas Byerley, who was the brother of Sir John Byerley, and the first Editor of The Mirror’. Sholto Percy was Mr. Joseph Clinton Robertson, who died in 1852; he was the founder of the Mechanics’ Magazine’. The name came from Percy Coffee House, in Rathbone Place, where Byerley and Robertson were accustomed to meet from time to time to talk over their joint work.

Scale 2 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 294 (1).
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.