Find Your Way Round Early Georgian London (1720)
Format: CD ROM
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Publisher: Motco Enterprises Limited
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Find your way round early Georgian London. London Ward & Parish Maps and Topographical Prints from John Strype's 1720 edition of John Stow's Survey of London and Westminster, with an index of 4,700 street and place names. John Strype meticulously updated John Stow’s work originally published in 1598. This was the first version illustrated with maps and topographical prints. The maps and prints were collected from a variety of sources at the time and in some cases are from much earlier dates.
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.