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The Mapping of North America

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An UNRECORDED ISSUE of one of the largest plans of London published by George Frederick Cruchley (1797-1880). This is a difficult one to understand as it is in fact drawn from Darlington and Howgego’s number 320 but is in fact slightly smaller in size. It is not referred to in Darlington and Howgego but is identified in Hyde as number 11 where its source is identified. However this issue is unrecorded. Hyde 12 B matches the extent of this map from Lower Holloway to River Lea, Stockwell and Kensington. Hyde refers to this issue bearing Kings Cross Station and Crystal Palace being shown in Hyde Park in the year in which the Exhibition took place. However neither are present indicating a slightly earlier issue. Waterloo Station and other additions cited in the previous state in Darlington & Howgego are both present suggesting a probable date of issue here of c.1850. The City and the boroughs are all identified in outline colour. It is published at the large scale of about five inches to the mile. Provenance: private English collection. Not in D & H but refer to 320 state 11 & 12; Hyde 11B; Nicholson (2003) ‘G. F. Cruchley and ‘Maps for the Million’, in IMCoS Journal 93 pp. 21-38.

Cruchley's New Plan of London, Improved

London, c.1850
860 x 1190 mm., early outline colour, with some wash, cut and dissected and laid on linen, folding into original publishers boards with publishers label affixed to top, in good condition.
Stock number: 7705


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