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The History of London in Maps

by Felix Barker

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In this large-format album, the author presents a survey of the range of maps of London since 1550, and of the social and architectural history they portray. Every map is accompanied by contemporary scenes and views, so that the reader obtains an unravelled picture of the city in all its stages of development. The text and captions provide an anecdotal commentary, full of unexpected and unfamiliar details for those who already know and love the capital, and with a clear outline of London's history for those new to the city.… (more)
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In this large-format album, the author presents a survey of the range of maps of London since 1550, and of the social and architectural history they portray. Every map is accompanied by contemporary scenes and views, so that the reader obtains an unravelled picture of the city in all its stages of development. The text and captions provide an anecdotal commentary, full of unexpected and unfamiliar details for those who already know and love the capital, and with a clear outline of London's history for those new to the city.

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