Find Your Way Round London in 1799
Format: CD ROM
Date of publication: October 2007
Publisher: Motco Enterprises Limited
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Richard Horwood's 32 sheet 26 inch to the mile, 1799 map of London, Westminster and Southwark with an index of more than 6,000 street and place names. Each house in each street is numbered to the extent that they were numbered. This map is based on Horwood's original survey at the time.
These CDs of maps of London are unique. The quality of the large map images is much higher than can be achieved with normal scanning, the maps are fully indexed for all street and place names and the CDs include expert commentary by Ralph Hyde, formerly Keeper of Prints and Maps at the London Guildhall Library, who has greater knowledge of this field than anyone is ever likely to have again.
All the map CDs feature the “yellow circle” navigation (currently the 1862 map CD is an exception to this as it was published before this facility was developed). When you select a name from the place name index the map is positioned so that the chosen location is visible and indicated by a yellow circle, including when zooming in on the larger scale images.
The CDs are popular with researchers, in particular for genealogy. They are PC and Mac compatible, well presented and make excellent gifts.