Stanford’s Library Map of London and its Suburbs
The 1850’s had seen a growth in the demand for universal knowledge and with it the establishment of a free public library system. Publishers were not slow to grasp the implications of the ‘Public Libraries Act, 1850’ and books designed with the public library user specifically in mind soon began to make their appearance.
Edward Stanford embarked on an ambitious cartographic project: a series of large copper-engraved wall maps of the continents which he called Stanford’s Library Maps. The London map of this series was published in 1862 at a scale of 6 inches to the mile. This facsimile contains an illustrated introductory text and bibliography by Ralph Hyde, Keeper of Maps and Prints at the Guildhall Library on three sheets.
This publication is cardbound (side stitched) but can easily be dis-assembled should that be required for framing purposes.
Published in association with Guildhall Library, London.