CAMDEN. Charles Booth poverty map. Kentish Town Primrose Hill Regent s Park 1902
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CAMDEN. Charles Booth poverty map. Kentish Town Primrose Hill Regent's Park 1902

Price: £399.00

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Map E - Inner North West (1900)'

Charles Booth was a philanthropist and social reformer. He was critical of the existing statistical data on poverty in late-Victorian London. His research showed that 35% of the population were living in abject poverty - far higher than widely believed. He popularised the idea of the 'poverty line', and used his work to argue for the introduction of Old Age Pensions which he described as "limited socialism". He was not a socialist, but had sympathy with the working classes and argued that such reforms would help prevent socialist revolution from occurring in Britain. Map colour key: BLACK: Lowest class; DARK BLUE: Very poor; LIGHT BLUE: Moderate Poverty; PURPLE: Poverty & Comfort (mixed); PINK: Fairly comfortable; RED: Well-to-do; YELLOW: Wealthy.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

Notes on the historical context / background to the map can be viewed at: Charles Booth London Poverty Maps

DATE PRINTED: 1902    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 45.0 x 25.5cm, 17.75 x 10 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique coloured linen-backed folding map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. The map is printed to the edges of the page without a border, as published; The key/legend is printed on a tab on the left hand side, as published. The left hand edge of the map itself is slightly creased (the creasing extends only c2-3mm inside the edge of the map). The map bears a discreet library stamp in the bottom right hand corner; the stamp is located around 30mm from the bottom egde of the map inside the grey area. Evidence of the cancellation of the library's ownership can be provided on request. The title of the legend along the left hand side bears a number of pin marks where it was rebound into a book. These do not affect the colour key or the map itself. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Charles Booth assisted by Jesse Argyle, Ernest Aves, Geo E Arkell, Arthur L Baxter, George H Duckworth. Charles Booth (18401916) was an English philanthropist and social researcher. He is best known for his innovative survey documenting London working class life at the end of the 19th century (most famously through his colour-coded poverty maps of the city of which this is one suh map). This work influenced government intervention against poverty in the early 20th century and led to the founding of Old Age pensions. He popularised the concept of the "Poverty Line".

PROVENANCE: "Life and Labour of the People in London" by Charles Booth, published by MacMillan & Co, London

CAMDEN. Charles Booth poverty map. Kentish Town Primrose Hill Regent's Park 1902
CAMDEN. Charles Booth poverty map. Kentish Town Primrose Hill Regent's Park 1902

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