Upwards of 350 Hackney coach Fares”

By CARY, James, 1786 

London, Westminster and Southwark Accurately delineated from the latest Surveys, to which is now first added a Correct List of upwards of 350 Hackney coach Fares laid down by actual Measurement, and the prices regulated agreeable to the late act of Parliament 1786.

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  • Author: CARY, James
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published as the Act directs by J. Wallis, No. 16 Ludgate Street, and by [damaged] Strand.
  • Publication date: Jan. 1st, 1786.
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to neatline.
  • Dimensions: 420 by 552mm (16.5 by 21.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1467

Notes

As stated in the title the map gives a list of: Upwards of 350 Hackney coach Fares laid down by actual Measurement, and the prices regulated agreeable to the late act of Parliament 1786”. By the Act, the coachmen were allowed to charge by either time or distance: for 1s you could travel a mile and a quarter, or spend three-quarters of an hour in a cab. Anyone found exceeding the rates laid down were liable to be fined and summoned before the Hackney Coach Office at Somerset Place. The plan also gives the rates of oars” up and down the Thames.

Scale 4 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 173 (5).
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.