Huge Old Poverty Map of London by Charles Booth, 1888-9
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This is perhaps the most unique and detailed old map of London ever created. This is the complete Poverty Maps of London by Charles Booth, originally published in 1888-9 and lovingly restored by the Unique Maps Co.
Not only an incredibly detailed map of a huge part of central and outer London, Booth surveyed the wealth of every house and street of London. You can see which parts of London were upper class, middle class or even 'semi criminal' back in Victorian London.
It's fascinating to see which parts of London are still middle or upper class - or indeed, which areas have fallen from higher to lower wealth levels.
Originally printed in 12 separate sheets, by 1888 almost all of London's major landmarks are visible on this map - the museums, palaces, and even the Royal Albert Hall which had only been built a few years prior.
This map can be printed at massive sizes up to 5 meters wide (16 feet). It can be customised to fit your space, or to focus on a particular part of London - I can make the map wider, narrower, taller, shorter. Please get in touch with me to discuss your needs.
This map is perfect for zooming in on your street, postcode or borough. I will make every map look like an original Poverty Map, with the legend across the bottom detailing
My large maps are perfect for hotels, pubs, bars and offices - but if you have a large space at home, then they would look amazing there as well!
Please get in touch with me before you order so that we can discuss what you're looking for and make sure that the map you buy will look perfect.
I can also frame your map, and deliver it via special courier service. Just get in touch and I'll send you a quote, usually within a few hours.
If you're looking for a smaller, custom map of London check out these three listings:
- Custom John Rocque's 1746 map of London: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/763207231/custom-map-of-london-in-1746-by-john
- Custom Charles Booth 1798 Map of London Poverty: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/748562868/custom-map-of-london-poverty-by-charles
- Custom C&J Greenwood 1830 colour map of London: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/790773347/custom-map-of-london-in-1830-by-c-j
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
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.