Old Map of London and Suburbs (25 miles) in 1790, by W. Faden - Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, Hertfordshire
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This large map, by W. Faden in 1790, is one of the greatest historic maps of London. Unusual for maps of its time, this one also includes all of the suburbs of London up to 25 miles around.
Over 200 years ago London looked very different indeed. In fact, London is hardly there at all! There's the City of Westminster and the City of London... and a bunch of villages dotted around them. The next 100 years would see London (and the British Empire) dramatically expand.
This map looks great at all sizes: 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm), 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm), and 30x40 inches (75x100cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm) version of this map.
For larger versions of this map up to 3m (10ft) wide, please see this listing.
This is one of the greatest maps of London and its environs ever printed. Everything from Reigate and Godstone in the south, to Leatherhead in the southwest, to Enfield in the north and Billericay in the west. And just about all of the London boroughs and villages are here too, from Peckham to Bethnal Green to Deptford to Hackney.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone from London or someone who has a keen interest in the history of London.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition
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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.