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Stock# 62529
Description

Unrecorded? 1775 Edition of This Map of London.

Antique engraved map of in the late-18th century, published by Carrington Bowles in 1775.

The map includes great detail of streets and built-up sections of the city; most streets and squares are named. The map shows London before its major expansions in the Georgian and Victorian Periods.

As the map was intended for visitors to London it includes notes on Hackney Coach rates ("There are 700 Hackney Coaches allow'd to Ply within ye Bills of Mortality, having Numbers fix'd to them & regulated by Commissioners for that Purpose, 170 of these Coaches are permitted to Ply on Sundays, their Rates are as follows."), and rates for crossing the Thames ("The fixing of the Rates or Fares of Waterman by Antient Act of Parliament, is in ye Power of the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen by whom they were last set forth September 7, 1671. and are as follows..."

Condition Description
Loosely mounted on card.
Reference
Cf. Howgego 141,