London city plan 1802 Wilkinson folding linen backed pocket map slipcaseBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The London Directory; or a new and Improved Plan of London, Westminster & Southwark; with the Adjacent Country, the New Buildings, the New Roads and the latest Alterations by opening of New Streets and widening of others.
(United Kingdom- Great Britain- England- 19th century urban plans)
Issued 1802, London by R. Wilkinson.
Scarce and interesting early 19th century antique city plan, with original hand color. Dissected and mounted on linen as issued, still within marbled paper slip case.
Extensive key across the bottom locates 103 specific churches and dozens of buildings by name, many shown in outline form.
Light uniform paper age toning, scattered soft soiling and signs of usage, linen backing worn with some fraying along fold lines but still structurally sound, some printed map panel edges slightly curled, original fold lines; still, a pleasing and well preserved visual example.
Sheet and printed area measures c. 16 3/8" x 20 5/8".
Darlington & Howgego, Printed Maps of London, 153 (John Bowles 1771 map re-issued by Wilkinson)
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 389.
Richardson, Annals of London, p. 232- noting West India Docks opened in 1802 as well as the New Stock Exchange and Madame Tussaud's.
Whitefield, London- A Life in Maps, pp. 126-7.