Rock's illustrated map of London

Author: Rock & Co.
Publisher: Rock & Co.
Date: 1845
Location: London (England)

Dimensions: 49.0 x 61.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: G5754.L7 1845 .R6


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This inventive city map of London includes tiny facades of landmarks and prominent buildings such as Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, railway stations, wharfs, and the Houses of Parliament. The map is undated, but its time frame can be deduced from several clues. Because the map shows the Hungerford Bridge, built in 1845, but not Waterloo Station, built in 1848, it must have been printed between these two dates. Victorian London is laid out here in all its industrial triumph and tragedy. New steam railways (black solid lines) snake into the city from the edges of the map, while the orphanages, hospitals, and asylums, set aside for society's outcasts, are scattered throughout the city. Circa 1845.

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