Proposed CRYSTAL WAY Oxford Circus - Cheapside WILLIAM MOSELEY 1855 old map
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Proposed CRYSTAL WAY. Oxford Circus - Cheapside. WILLIAM MOSELEY, 1855 old map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Proposed Crystal Way referred to by Mr William Moseley in his evidence of the 10th May 1855'

In 1855, the architect William Moseley proposed a plan to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Metropolitan Communications for a pneumatic, smoke free railway below street level between St Paul's Cathedral and Oxford Circus with a branch to Piccadilly Circus. It was to be covered by a traffic-free wrought-iron grid walkway, with a glass canopy roof (hence the Crystal Way), with shops, hotels and residences on each side. It had similarities to Paxton's better known "Great Victorian Way". However the scheme did not address the main issue of city communications, namely that the mainline train stations were unconnected to each other, and was never developed.

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 31.0 x 51.0cm, 12 x 20 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.


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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