Cruchley's New Plan Of London Improved To 1827. Including
The East And West India Docks
G.F. Cruchley, Map-Seller, 38 Ludgate Street, London.
44cm x 92cm (17¼" x 24") excluding border
4&7/8" : 1 statute mile
Hoxton - East India Docks - Walworth - Brompton
Engraved and Published from a plan by Arrowsmith. Folding
plan, with hard cover slipcase. Hand coloured sections laid down on linen. Title
set in top border. Imprint and reference to symbols in lower border. References
to size and date of opening of docks in lower border.
This 1827 London plan by George Frederick Cruchley, Engraver and Mapseller, is
catalogued in Howgego as No. 304-B (2).
The proposed new Collier Docks are shown in the Isle of
Dogs, but these were not built. Millwall Docks now occupy part of this site
The title printed on the slipcase is "Cruchley's New Plan Of London In
Miniature." The title on the slipcase differs
from the title printed on the plan itself, although the slipcase description does
match the extent of the plan.
The plan is in good condition for its age, although there is a small piece
missing from the top left of the Bermondsey & Walworth
Brief History Of This Plan
Sourced from Japan, this plan was probably part of a large London collection that
has been split up in recent years. Hand written note on top right section records
"From Wm. Robinson's Cat. No. 30, item 556. 5/- "
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