Map Of London 1851 - Cross's London Guide
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Cross's London Guide
Cross's London Street Directory 1851
J. Cross, 18, Holborn Hill, opposite Furnivals Inn.
72cm x 43.7cm (28½" x 17¼")
3½" : 1 statute mile
Islington - Limehouse - Walworth - Kensington.
Folding map of London. Printed on silk. Hand coloured. Paper label adhered to back of silk. Title set in top border. Explanation of colours and imprint set in bottom border. No date on map. Map divided into half mile squares and margins lettered and numbered for reference. References to Public Buildings, Exhibitions &c., Theatres, Police Offices, and Miscellaneous Buildings
below bottom margin. Decorative motifs at corners. Howgego No. 360 (4)
This 1851 map of London by Joseph Cross was produced for visitors to London during the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. This map is unique amongst the MAPCO collection as it printed on silk, the texture of which is clearly visible in the scans. It has suffered some staining over the years, the eastern sections of the map having a water stain showing over the entire height of
the map. Despite this flaw the map is in excellent condition for its age, given that it is printed directly onto silk and is not reinforced in any way. The hand colouring is still bright and vibrant after 156 years.
View The Site Of The Great Exhibition Of 1851 In Hyde Park
The references to public buildings, etc., at the bottom of the map will be displayed here soon.
Genealogists and family historians will find this map of London a great aid for finding streets in the 1851 Census.
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