The first steam railway to have a terminus in the capital
By WALLIS, Edward, 1840
Wallis’s Guide for Strangers through London.
- Author: WALLIS, Edward
- Publication place: [London]
- Publisher: Published by E. Wallis, 42, Skinner Street
- Publication date: c.1840
- Physical description: Engraved plan, fine original hand-colour, alphabetical list of streets below, old folds reinforced, some with minor loss.
- Dimensions: 540 by 750mm (21.25 by 29.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 1452
In addition to selling maps and charts, Edward Wallis, with his father John, was the most prolific publisher of educational board games. His father was the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle.
Although not dated, the plan can be dated to 1840 due to the Eastern Counties Railway to Shoreditch (1840), and London & Blackwall to Minories (1840). This would place it between states (8) and (9) in Howgego.
Scale: 6 inches to one statute mile.
- Howgego 301 (intermediate state between 8 and 9).
- Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.