London city map & Visitor's Guide c. 1870's tourist book w/ hand color linen mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, United Kingdom, England, London, Books with Maps, Street Guide).
Indicator Map of London and Visitor's Guide.
Published c. 1870's, London by C. Smith & Son.
48 pages. Text in English. Large folding linen backed hand colored map of London as issued.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover decorations, street index booklet affixed to front paste down, map with moveable numbered "ruler" which allows for index use to locate specific streets.
Book/ map is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.