London, South Kensington
13 April 2006
London and Birmingham Railway Map. London: C. F. Cheffins, 1838. Oblong 2° folding to 8° (1475 x 307mm). Hand-coloured lithographed map mounted on cloth with printed information and advertisements on the verso. Original cloth gilt (a little rubbed and stained).
SMITH, C. Smith's New Plan of London, Westminster & Southwark ... with the New Docks at Wapping and Blackwall. London: C. Smith, 1805. Oblong 2° folding to 8° (742 x 417). Partly hand-coloured engraved map mounted on cloth (a trifle soiled). Original slipcase with title-label on upper cover and advertisements on lower cover (rubbed). Howgego 225(5). First published in 1801. And 4 other folding maps. The lot sold not subject to return. (6)
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