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Stanford's five sheet map of London

Title
Stanford's Map of the County of London
Author
STANFORD, Edward
Publisher
Edward Stanford,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1894.
Dimensions
1410 by 2100mm. (55.5 by 82.75 inches).
Price
£3,500
Reference
11467

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

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

Hyde 266 (1); BL 144.d.20.