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The Mapping of North America

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WELLER, Edward

Hammersmith & c.

London, 1865
320 x 450 mm., with light crease at the centrefold, otherwise in good condition.
‘The Weekly Dispatch’ newspaper between the years 1856 and 1862 included in each edition a map of a part of the world. During this period a total of 118 maps were issued. The engravers varied but included John Dower and Edward Weller. In 1863 ‘The Dispatch Atlas’ was published which contained a series of English county maps. The two were combined in 1865 as ‘Cassell’s Complete Atlas’. With many maps in a large scale of areas not often seen, including a number a town plans. This plan of Hammersmith extends eastwards to take in all of Holland Park. The Hammersmith Bridge is clearly identified to the south. The Hammersmith Road is clearly recognisable but the current A4 doesn’t yet exist in any form. Ravenscourt Park on the west is also displayed in its entirety as is a portion of the New Road now called Goldhawk Road. Two railway lines shown include the Hammersmith and City line and that running through Kensington at the time called the West London Railway. The scale is remarkable with individual buildings shown and many identified. Beresiner pp. 85-7; refer Carroll no. 120.
Stock number: 8393


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