Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road & railway Retains Wharves HENRY BIRD 1855 map
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Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road & railway. Retains Wharves.HENRY BIRD, 1855 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Plan and Section of Proposed Thames Embankment and Railway with a public carriage road from Whitehall to Blackfriars'

By 1855 there had been many proposals to embank the Thames, the first of which by Sir Christopher Wren. This map shows Henry Bird's proposed scheme which included leaving many of the existing wharves and warehouses in place, with floating and tidal docks behind the embankment. He proposed that a railway should run inshore of the public road. 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.

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 45.5 x 67.5cm, 17.75 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: Fair-to-Good: There is a small repaired tear on the left hand side extending c10mm inside the border of the map. The top left hand edge of the map has been repaired. The border upper left hand part of the border is missing - see scan. There is a neat unintended vertical fold. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this picture. 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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