Rock's illustrated map of London


Rock's illustrated map of London

Item Information

Title:
Rock's illustrated map of London
Title (alt.):
Illustrated map of London
Description:
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.
Creator:
Rock Brothers & Payne
Name on Item:
Rock & Co.
Date:
1845
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Metropolitan areas--England--London
London (England)--Maps
Places:
United KingdomLondon
Publisher:
London : Rock & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map ; 61 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000182
Call #:
G5754.L7 1845 .R6
Barcode:
39999052507363
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.