S LONDON Charles Booth poverty map Bermondsey Lambeth Rotherhithe Borough 1902

S LONDON Charles Booth poverty map Bermondsey Lambeth Rotherhithe Borough 1902

Product SKU: P-6-010809

Price £471.99

'Map P - Inner South London (1900)' by Charles Booth assisted by Jesse Argyle, Ernest Aves, Geo E Arkell, Arthur L Baxter, George H Duckworth. Charles Booth (1840–1916) 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 ea

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Map P - Inner South London (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.

DATE PRINTED: 1902    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 29.5 x 61.5cm, 11.75 x 24.25 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. 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 (1840–1916) 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

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