Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road viaduct Lock entrance HENRY BIRD 1855 map
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Proposed THAMES EMBANKMENT road viaduct. Lock entrance. HENRY BIRD, 1855 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Thames Embankment and Railway. Plan and Sections of Lock and Entrance, showing also plans and transverse sections of road and railway'

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

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 18.0 x 32.0cm, 7 x 12.5 inches (Medium)

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

CONDITION: Poor: The plan has been printed up to the edge of the page and most of the left hand border is missing. 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

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Henry Harrington Bird Esq.

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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