London: A History in Maps

London: A History in Maps

by Peter Barber


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780712358798
Publisher: British Library, The
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 954,349
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Barber is Head of Map Collections at the British Library. His many books include The Map Book and (with Tom Harper) Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art.

Table of Contents

London: A History in Maps

Section One: The Walled City 50-1066
1.1 Within the Walls
1.2 A Renaissance Vision
1.3 London from Bankside
1.4 The First Maps
1.5 The London Reality
Section Two: London Reborn
2.1 Building the City
2.2 The City and Westminster
2.3 Profiting from Development
2.4 The Coming of the West End
2.5 London Life
Section Three: 'Sweet, Salutarie Air': London's Countryside
3.1 London's Villages
3.2 From Noble Mansion to Gentleman's Villa
3.3 'Sweet, Salutarie Air'
Section Four: Out of Sight: The East End and Docklands
4.1 London's Workshop
4.2 The Coming of the Docks
Section Five: The Age of Improvement
5.1 The Demands of Commerce
5.2 Regency Grandeur
Section Six: The Mean Streets of Victorian London
6.1 Unbridled Growth
6.2 Hard Times
6.3 The Coming of the Railways
6.4 Sewage and London-wide Government
6.5 Open Spaces, Health and Social Harmony
6.6 New Roads for Old
6.7 Stanfords for Maps
Section Seven: Metroland
7.1 Different Londons
7.2 Be a Sport . . .
7.3 Imperial Grandeur
7.4 Getting Around
7.5 A to Z
7.6 Destruction from the Air
Section Eight: Maps in Modern London
8.1 Convulsions
8.2 London Resurgent
8.3 London Present and Future

Select Reading List on Historic Maps of London
Index of People
General Index

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