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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Plan of Proposed Metropolitan Improvements referred to by George Ledwell Taylor Esq in his evidence of 10th and 17th May 1855'

The map indicates a number of proposed road and rail developments. These noteably include 1) the construction of a rail line across Hungerford Bridge, connecting to the lines running south from Waterloo station and east to the lines running out of London from London Bridge station (Charing Cross station was opened in 1864 with rail lines connecting to existing lines running out of London Bridge station via a different route); 2) A Thames Embankment (on which construction started in 1862); 3) A new bridge over the Thames between Blackfriars and Waterloo (never built); 4) A new road bridge over the Thames east of the Tower (construction started in 1886); 5) A new road and rail bridge over the Thames running south from St Paul's Cathedral (The Millenium foot bridge was completed nearby in 2000); 6) Major new roads connecting the above running east-west and north-south through Southwark (never built)

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

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 36.5 x 51.5cm, 14.25 x 20.25 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. 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: George Ledwell Taylor Esq. Mr Taylor (31 March 1788 1 May 1873) was an architect and landowner who lived in London. He superintended the building of Montagu and Bryanston Squares (1811), and the neighbouring streets. He was the architect and joint surveyor to the Regent's Canal Railway Company, which, in 1845, proposed to fill in the Regent's Canal between Paddington and Limehouse and use its route for a railway.

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


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