Proposals for Charing Cross/Clerkenwell/Theobolds Road Shaftesbury Av 1855 map

Proposals for Charing Cross/Clerkenwell/Theobolds Road Shaftesbury Av 1855 map

Product SKU: P-6-012103

Price £57.99

'Proposed Metropolitan Improvements referred to by Rev Walter Blunt in his evidence of 19th June 1855' by Rev Walter Blunt (23 July 1855). Antique map with original colour, prepared for consideration by the British Parliamentary Select Committee on Metropolitan Communication, 38.5 x 67.5cm, 15.25 x 26.5 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

The map indicates Rev Blunt's proposals to improve the flow of London's traffic in the rapidly growing city's congested streets. Many of these p

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Proposed Metropolitan Improvements referred to by Rev Walter Blunt in his evidence of 19th June 1855'

The map indicates Rev Blunt's proposals to improve the flow of London's traffic in the rapidly growing city's congested streets. Many of these proposals were eventually undertaken by the Mteropolitan Board of Works. The map indicates in yellow the main existing London thoroughfares. The streets coloured orange are those proposed by The Reverend Blunt. These include Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road (developed under an 1877 Act of Parliament), Theobold's Road and Clerkenwell Road (constructed 1874-78). Also proposed is an east west road linking Holborn to Commercial Road (never developed).

DATE PRINTED: 23 July 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 38.5 x 67.5cm, 15.25 x 26.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

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

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Minor offsetting -text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print. 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: Rev Walter Blunt

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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