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100 rare maps of London

Posted at 6:00 pm, December 5, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

THE EARLIEST EXTANT PLAN OF LONDON We love London maps. Old, new, big, small, the more we can discover about this crazy town the better. If you share our love of cartography, get down to Daniel Crouch Rare Books in St James’s who will be exhibiting 100 maps of London, ranging from the ‘Earliest extant plan of London’ (above) by Braun and Hogenberg in 1572, the Booth poverty map of 1889 (below), to the First Tube Map, by Beck until December 23. Prices range from £100 to £16,000 and would make an amazing Christmas present for a London obsessive (ahem…hint!). Sonya Barber

For info, see crouchrarebooks.com.

Booth Poverty Map

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