London environs old map c.1870 huge WH Smith linen backed hand coloredBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
W. H. Smith & Son's Map of Environs of London.
(urban plans of 19th century- England- British Isles)
Issued c.1870-80, London by W.H. Smith.
Beautiful and finely detailed 19th century antique map, lithographed with hand color. Large folding pocket map format, linen backed as issued. Green cloth boards outline ruled in blind, paper title label to front cover.
Light uniform paper age toning, minor small spotting, original fold lines, overall remaining clean - a well preserved and pleasing visual example.
Endless profusion of details, countless individual buildings, topographical detail, urban plans, seats of prominent men, etc. Key bottom right.
Sheet measures c. 29 7/8" x 33 3/4".
Printed area measures c. 28 1/4" x 32 1/2".
Boyle, London- A Cartographic History 1746-1950, Folding maps, 294.
Hyde, Printed Maps of Victorian London, 171 (2).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 181.