The Environs Of London
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A distinctive woodblock engraved map of the London where the printing is reversed - white on black. The map was published in London in 1832 in William Pinnock's "The Guide To Knowledge". They were engraved by Joshua Archer and Sidney Hall and appeared in many editions and re-issues of "The Guide To Knowledge" until 1863. The "Guide" was a serialised part work and was relatively inexpensive, thus accessible to many. Accompanied by 4 sheets of explanatory text. This map seems surprisingly clear with detail extending from Rickmansworth to Chipping Ongar and Byfleet to Wrotham. A scarce map, this has had expert restoration to old tears but is now in very acceptable state.
region: London Maps & Plans
mapmakers: W. Pinnock J. Archer S. Hall
place and date of publication: London 1832 - 1834
medium and colour: woodblock, Uncolouredref: 36395
size in mm: 335 by 520mm (13.25 by 20.5 inches).
Price: £ 180
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