The Environs of London by G.W. Colton in 1886 shows how large London had become at the peak of the British Empire. Most of what we now consider the inner city boroughs are in place - but the suburbs are still fields and forests.
It is also clear from this map how south London was mostly a collection of smaller towns and villages, while the London north of the river was already very densely populated indeed.
The map extends to Kingston, Crystal Palace and Bromley in the south, Ealing and Richmond in the west, Finchley, Southgate and Chigwell in the north, and East Ham and Abbey Wood in the east.
If you're after a large version of this map (up to a few meters wide), please get in touch. I can frame it for you, too.
Our museum-quality maps are made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these vintage map prints that are sure to brighten any environment.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
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