Environs of London

WYLD, James. Environs of London.

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WYLD, James. Environs of London. London: James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, [c.1872].

Hand engraved and coloured circular map of London (24" x 25"), printed on thick paper; wear along fold lines, one repaired split to upper edge, and one repaired tear (4cm approx) to lower right-hand edge; the colour remaining vibrant; a very good example.
First published in 1832, this undated edition indicates the limits of the Metropolitan Police District, London Postal Districts, and circles of Four Miles from Charring Cross and twelve miles from the General Post Office. The extent is Eton/Welwyn/Tilbury/Dorking. It most likely dates from the 1870s, showing the revisal postal districts (NE was abolished in 1866 and S in 1868). The James Wyld publishing business ceased trading in 1894 and was subsumed by G. W. Bacon.

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