1839 Cruchley - 24 Miles round London [original case]
SOLD: 24 Miles round London with original color & case
24 Miles round London
George Frederick Cruchley
London, c. 1839
67.5 x 67 cm (26½ x 26¼ in)
Original hand color
Detailed map of London and its environs (extent: Hertford - Stanford-le-Hope - Dorking - Windsor), backed with linen & sectioned for folding, and with its original cardboard slipcase with printed paper label. This was a functional map, made to be carried as one walked the streets of the city.
The map represents London at the time of the publication of The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Many neighborhoods which are now part of urban London are presented as villages, for example Croydon, Balham, Barking.
Published by G.F. Crutchley, map seller and publisher, 81 Fleet Street. There were a number of issues of this map, all scarce - the date of the present example is determined by its size and other features. The only example listed in OCLC/WorldCat is at the British Library.
Map with some wear at fold intersections, modest soiling, very good.
Slipcase well worn but still functional, label chipped and missing about a quarter, affecting imprint and two characters of the title.
Howgego, James L., and Ida Darlington. Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850. Folkestone, Eng.: Dawson, 1978, no. 347.