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Mapping the city limits

In a journey starting with the Great Fire and taking in the 1980s, dealer Tim Bryars explores the collecting market for London maps
John Oliver’s A Mapp of the Cityes of London & Westminster & Burrough of Southwark with their Suburbs as it is now Rebuilt since the late dreadfull Fire, 1676. Priced at £7500 from Clive A Burden.
John Stow’s A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark Corrected, Improved and Much Enlarged, published by John Strype. London, 1754-55. Priced at £7500 from Angelika Friebe.

Delving into the rich seams of London’s cartographic history is akin to an archaeological dig.

These are eyewitness documents showing the bull and bear baiting pits which predated Shakespeare’s Globe, Old London Bridge with its shops, pubs and houses, the wharves and docks which crept east as the Thames became the busiest port in the world, the great railway termini and public parks of the 19th century or the airports and football grounds of the 20th. Depending on one’s literary bent, these are the streets trodden by Samuel Pepys or Samuel Johnson, Charles Dickens or Virginia Woolf.

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