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[London] Cruchley, Cruchley's New Plan of London Improved.. London, 1848. 20 x 54. Dissected and mounted on linen with attractive plaid paper outer covers and dark green borders. Folded into a contemporary case with printed label. Vivid outline color with color key for boundaries of the City, Westminster and Southwark, and rail lines. This edition not in Howgego. See Howgego 304, C for earlier editions. $3000

Title on case: "Cruchley's New Plan of London improved to 1848; Engraved in a superior clear style, extending east & west, from Hammersmith to Blackwall, A Distance of Twelve Miles with the Railway and Stations. G.F. Cruchley, Mapseller and Publisher..., Fleet Street.

Highly detailed with ads for further maps of the London area. Extends from Regent's Park south to Vauxhall Gardens (closed 1859). Cruchley (1787-1880) worked under Aaron Arrowsmith, and later acquired the stock of George and John Cary. "Some of the clearest and most attractive London maps to appear after Faden's 1819 edition of Horwood were published by George Frederick Crutchley." Howgego, p. 24.

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