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Greenwood (C. & J.), Map of London from an actual survey made in the years 1824, 1825 & 1826..., extended and comprising the various improvements to 1830, published Greenwood & Co., 2nd. edition, August 31st 1830,
fine large scale map with contemporary hand colouring, engraved by Josiah Neele, sectionalised and laid on linen, calligraphic cartouche, table of explanation and reference to the parishes, inset views of Westminster Abbey and St. Pauls, dedication to King William IV, very slight staining, edged in green silk, marbled endpapers, 1250 x 1890 mm, contained in a contemporary green morocco gilt book box, all edges gilt, some wear to extremities
Howgego, Printed Maps of London 1553 - 1850, 309, state 2. The Greenwood brothers Christopher and John spent three years preparing this remarkable new survey of London, prepared on the lavish scale of 8 inches to a mile, illustrating for the first time the planned development of Belgravia by Thomas Cubitt, the completion of the Grand Surrey Canal and Regent's Park one year before it was completed in 1828. This second edition has the additions of the Lea Union Canal and the names of Bayswater and East Greenwich.