Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road viaduct. Locks/docks/wharves. H BIRD 1855 map

Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road viaduct. Locks/docks/wharves. H BIRD 1855 map

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'Thames Embankment Railway. Elevation of proposed Viaduct for the public carriage road, showing also Lock and Tidal Entrances to Floating Docks' by Henry Harrington Bird Esq. (23 July 1855). Antique map, prepared for consideration by the British Parliamentary Select Committee on Metropolitan Communication, 31.0 x 41.0cm, 12 x 16.25 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

By 1855 there had been many proposals to embank the Thames, the first of which by Sir Christopher Wren. This map s

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Thames Embankment Railway. Elevation of proposed Viaduct for the public carriage road, showing also Lock and Tidal Entrances to Floating Docks'

By 1855 there had been many proposals to embank the Thames, the first of which by Sir Christopher Wren. This map shows a detail of Henry Bird's proposed scheme. His scheme included leaving many of the existing wharves and warehouses in place, with floating and tidal docks behind the embankment. The Embankment of the Thames was eventually constructed from 1862 to the design of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, with a railway (the District Line) running under the road.

DATE PRINTED: 23 July 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 31.0 x 41.0cm, 12 x 16.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique map, prepared for consideration by the British Parliamentary Select Committee on Metropolitan Communication

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Light creasing. Split to top of fold in margin. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. 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: Henry Harrington Bird Esq.

PROVENANCE: "Report from the Select Committee on Metropolitan Communications; together with the proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence and appendix", order by The House of Commons, to be printed, 23 July 1855, Henry Hansard [Metropolitan Communications Hansard Report]

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