Stanfordís Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1872
||Stanfordís Map Of London And Its Suburbs
|| Map Of London. Stanford.
|| Edward Stanford.
||Edward Stanford, 6 & 7 Charing Cross, S.W.
||6 Inches to 1 Eng. Statute Mile; or, 1 Inch to 880 Feet; or, as 1:10560 on the Ground.
|Date of Map:
||On 4 sheets, each 865mm Wide x 990mm High (34" Wide x 39" High)
||1730mm Wide x 1980mm High (68" Wide x 78" High)
||Crouch End - Greenwich - Anerley - Hammersmith
Hand-coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen. 80 sections each measuring 170mm Wide x 245mm High (6¾" x 9½").
The closest edition recorded in Hyde is No. 91 (8). Ralph Hyde dates an edition as c1871, showing Mansion House Station and new St. Thomas's Hospital on Albert Embankment.
The edition displayed here appears to an accumulation of sheets from various dates. The South-East and South West sheets appear to pre-date 1871, with the northern sheets including updates to mid-1872. When compared with the 1864 edition of this map, there is little expansion growth of the Metropolis recorded on the 1872 edition.
Click here to compare the 1864, 1872 and 1878 maps. Hover your mouse over the map image to compare with the next edition (ie. 1864 to 1872, 1872 to 1878, and finally 1864 to 1878). Move your mouse over and then away from the map image to compare editions. Click on the map image to advance to the next comparison page. Click on the map title to return to this page.
Aids To Dating This Map
• Royal Albert Hall opened on 29 March 1871 by Queen Victoria. Shown on this map, correctly named as Albert Hall (formerly Central Hall of Arts & Sciences).
• Queen Victoria Street completed. Shown on this map.
• St. Thomas's Hospital on Albert Embankment opened by Her Majesty, June 1871. Shown on this map.
• August 1871 - Work begins on the Chelsea Embankment.
• October 1871 - Albert Bridge & Chelsea Embankment under construction. Line of Embankment shown, but Albert Bridge not shown on this map.
• Albert Memorial - Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria. Shown on this map.
• Royal Albert Suspension Bridge opened on 23 August 1873. Not shown on this map, not even as an intended improvement.
• Royal Courts of Justice, Strand - Building commenced in 1873 by Messrs. Bull & Sons of Southampton (1874 according to Hyde*). Area still shown blank on this map.
• Wandsworth Bridge opened by September 1873. Not shown on this map.
• Work on Natural History Museum begun. The proposed original plan of building is still shown in outline on this map.
• As at 25 Nov 1873 Edward Stanford still advertising in The Times as at 6 & 7 Charing Cross.
• On 29 Apr 1874 Stanford advertising in The Times as at 6, 7 & 8 Charing Cross.
• Chelsea Embankment opened 9 May 1874 . The line of the Chelsea Embankment is Labelled on this map, but still shown as blank space.
• Victoria Embankment Gardens opened. The Adelphi Gardens and Temple Gardens shown on this map, but the southern Whitehall Garden area on the river bend are still largely blank.
• District Railway extended from Earl's Court to Hammersmith Broadway. Not shown on this map.
• Great Eastern Railway extended to Liverpool Street. Shown as blank space on this map, with only North London Railway terminus shown. Great Eastern Railway line extention has commenced, but only reaches as far as Commercial Street.
• Holborn Viaduct Station opened. Not shown on this map.
About Stanford's Library Map of London and Its Suburbs
Stanford's Library Map of London was originally issued on 24 sheets with an Index Map. The Sheet Number and a "Key To Adjoining Sheets" was printed in the top margin of each sheet.
To produce the map displayed here, the 24 sheets were hand coloured and then trimmed, dissected, and laid onto a linen backing.
The large map was assembled from the 24 sheets as follows:
Lines where each of the 24 sheets join can be seen in the navigation map image at the top of this page.
How To Use These Map Pages
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Hovering your mouse pointer over the thumbnails will highlight the individual sections, and display a pop-up message showing the northern and southern extent of that map section, or significant streets, buildings and places. Click the desired area to jump to a page displaying a full size image of that map section. You will need to scroll down the page a little to see the image of the map.
A coloured thumbnail image on the thumbnail map at the top of the page will show you which section of the entire map you are currently viewing.
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