An Illustrated Map Of London.
Excellent condition. Framed and glazed using conservation materials. 1832 handwritten on the upper right of the object.
PRINTED ON SILK
ND but [1840s].
Sights and amusements of london
23 x 21.5 inches. In black with sights highlighted in red. A numbered key in red printed font at the bottom of the map lists the corresponding sights of interest.
An object matching this description from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd sold at Christie's on 12th March 2008 for £5000. This map was dated as 1835, however from our own researches we feel that this map is certainly from the early 1840s.
The Hungerford Bridge (opened in 1845 designed by Brunel) and Thames Tunnel (opened in 1843) can both be seen on this map, thereby posing some contradiction to the date. Though as work commenced on the Thames Tunnel in 1825, but it may well be that projected bridges and crossings under construction were shown as completed
[Stock No. 25332]