Ordnance Survey Historical Maps of London
Date of publication: November 2007
Publisher: Cassini Maps
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The Cassini Historical Maps of London provide a unique and fascinating overview of 150 years of London’s rich history from 1805 to 1948. They reveal how the capital engulfed surrounding villages to become, for much of this period, the largest city in the world. Each map explores a crucial period in London’s recent history: the late Georgian (1805-22), the late Victorian railway era (1897-8), the dawn of the motoring age (1920) and the period of reconstruction following the Second World War (1945-8). Cartographical and historical notes provide background information to help bring London’s past to life. Plus a London Street Map created from original Stanford’s Library Atlas sheets showing Central London in 1891 at street-level.
Key features include:
• Four maps created from original Ordnance Survey sheets showing Central London and outer suburbs from four periods.
• One map created from original Stanford’s Library Atlas sheets showing Central London in 1891 at street-level.
• National Grid on 1:50,000 maps for ease of reference.
• Contemporary illustrations
• Historical notes.
• Robust binding and box construction.
• Available individually or as an attractive presentation box-set.
Each of the four maps covers an identical area, extending from Bushey to Theydon Bois and from Esher to Halstead – roughly the area within today’s M25.