Environs of London, by G.W. Colton, 1886
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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.
This map looks amazing at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm) to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 18x24 (45x60cm). It looks truly beautiful at larger sizes like 24x36 inches (60x90cm) and beyond. I can print this map at sizes up to 50 inches wide - 125cm.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger map sizes.
We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
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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.