London: William Faden's 1788 Map of the Country Twenty-Five Miles Round London

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William Faden's 1788 map of the Country Twenty-Five Miles Round London in an innovative reproduction from Andrew Macnair with added colouring to stress the extensive commons, downs and heaths which were soon to disappear with the Parliamentary Enclosure Acts, as well as the estates of the landed gentry.

The original map, which was considered to be so accurate that in 1801 is was copied and re-engraved by the French War Department in preparation for an invasion of England, has been digitally redrawn and enlarged from one to two inches to a mile. To provide greater clarity of place names, the connecting road network and the rivers, hachures showing the elevation of the terrain have been removed and colouring has been added: buff yellow for commons, heaths and downs, green for woodlands and red for private estates and public parks.

The map is printed on six overlapping sheets and is presented in a folder with additional notes about how the original Faden map was prepared, etc.

Overall coverage, clockwise from north-west, roughly: Tring - Redbourne - Hertford - Waltham - Chelmsford - Highham - Barming - Tonbridge - Reigate - Dorking - Guildford - Purbright - Oakley Green west of Windsor - Beaconsfield. Please note that on the north-western sheet the area between Cholsbury, Berkhamsted and Chesham is covered by the map legend.

ISBN/EAN: 9780956619884
Author: Andrew Macnair
Sheet Reference: 2" to 1 mile
Size Folded: 21x30cm
Size: 58x70cm each sheet
Product Type: Folded Map
Number of Pages: 6

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