Stanford's five sheet map of London
- Stanford's Map of the County of London
- STANFORD, Edward
- Edward Stanford,
- Publication place
- Publication date
- 1410 by 2100mm. (55.5 by 82.75 inches).
Map in five sheets, each backed on linen with marbled cover papers, four sheets 640 x 785 mm, one sheet 1300 x 385 mm
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.
Hyde 266 (1); BL 144.d.20.