Stanford's Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs... Sheet 8
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This sheet of a highly detailed 24-sheet map of London was coloured to show geological detail by James B. Jordan. With street names and detail visible beneath the colour wash, this is a fascinating series showing detail of many parts of present-day London, then villages on the outskirts, or just absorbed into the urban sprawl of the Victorian city. A detailed map showing Bow, Stratford, Hackney Wick and Victoria Park with the River Lea and railways prominent. The map is sheet 8 (of 24) of Stanford's large and magnificent "Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs" and has additional interest as the site of 2012's Olympic Park.
A brief key to the colours.
Light Greyish Brown - London Clay.
Bright Tan - Gravel & Sand.
Very pale Beige - Alluvium.
Blue - Woolwich & Reading Beds.
region: London Maps & Plans
mapmaker: E. Stanford
place and date of publication: London 1862-1877
medium and colour: Steel plate, Original colourref: 38839
size in mm: 340 by 410mm (13.5 by 16.25 inches)
literature: Hyde, Printed Maps Of Victorian London, 91, (13).
Price: £ 380
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