Printed Maps of London Circa 1553-1850, by Ida Darlington & James Howego



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Illustrated catalogue of London maps 1553-1850 by the archivist and librarian to the London County Council and the assistant librarian to The Guildhall Library, City of London.

Here, for the first scholarly catalogue of maps of London, listed in chronological order of their first appearance. Each entry gives exact details of title, size, extent, scale, key, decorative features, etc., and present location, and is followed by a careful collation of later editions, with all information necessary for identification, and of derivatives, reproductions and facsimiles. The catalogue itself is preceded by an introductory survey of London map-making and publishing in which problems of provenance, dating and authorship are discussed. An attractive and useful feature of the book is the selection of photographic reproductions from some of the most interesting maps. Written and compiled by two London librarians who are specialists in this subject, Printed Maps of London will become a standard work of reference and an invaluable instrument for those engaged in many fields of study.

George Philip & Son Ltd 1964
257 pages
Approx 7.25″ x 10″

Good – former library copy with the usual stickers and stamps. Dustjacket has one or two small tears and a couple of larger ones to front which have been repaired. Inside, the front plate is slightly detached at the bottom spine. Binding tight and the pages are clean throughout.