Stanford’s five sheet map of London

By STANFORD, Edward, 1894 

Stanford’s Map of the County of London

British Isles London
  • Author: STANFORD, Edward
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Edward Stanford
  • Publication date: 1894.
  • Physical description: Map in five sheets, each backed on linen with marbled cover papers, four sheets 640 x 785 mm, one sheet 1300 x 385 mm
  • Dimensions: 1410 by 2100mm. (55.5 by 82.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11467

Notes

A fine example of Stanford’s map of London, mounted here as five sheets instead of twenty as sold.

Edward Stanford (1827–1904) was a highly successful publisher, known for his accurate maps of London. He began his career working for Trelawny Saunders, an enterprising mapmaker who supplied a daily weather chart for the Great Exhibition. Stanford started his own business in 1853, was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society the following year and set about expanding the cartographical aspect of the firm. 

Bibliography

  1. Hyde 266 (1)
    • Hyde, Ralph. (1980). Printed maps of Victorian London 1851–1900. Folkestone: Dawson.