London: A History in Maps - the exhibition catalogue from British Library available to buy at Museum Bookstore

London: A History in Maps

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This great London book is the companion book to a successful exhibition at the British Library in 2006 and explores the history of London through contemporary maps and views generated by the eye-witnesses.  

It tells the story of London’s transformation from the walled city of the Romans to one of the world’s greatest and most enduring cities in maps.  Alongside the great, semi-official images of the whole city, there are the workaday maps and plans of the constituent parts – parts both built and unbuilt – the development of the West End, the remaining countryside, the East End and the Docks, commercial London, grand and stately London, the capital of Empire, the mean and hidden streets, sporting London, commuter London and the spillage into Metroland, wartime and blitzed London.

  • Author: Peter Barber
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Date published: September 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712358798
  • Product Dimensions:  23.2 x 31.1 cm

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