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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A beautiful coffee table book on London  telling the history of the city through maps

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, commercialLondon, 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, Head of Map Collections at the British Library
  • Hardcover: 400 pages | 400 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0712358798
  • Product Dimensions:  23.2 x 31.1 cm

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