A Plan of London and its Environs, 1831 by Samuel Lewis



Title

A Plan of London and its Environs, 1831

Artist

Samuel Lewis

Ref GM712
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)
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Description  
The firm of Samuel Lewis & Company was based in London and was run by Samuel Lewis and his son, also Samuel Lewis, in the 19th Century. The firm specialised in topographical dictionaries. England was first published in 1831, followed by Wales in 1833, Ireland in 1837 and Scotland in 1846. The English version totalled seven editions and the last was published in 1848 - 49. All of the maps were very factual and this gives a very clear idea of the extent of London at the time of publishing and the amount of open space which does not exist today. It also emphasises the importance of the River Thames within the City. The map is very detailed, as well as being attractive, and the original published size was approximately 18" x 13". The map fails to show some of the development to the West which incorporated Kensington, Chelsea and Paddington. There were many maps of London published during this period but the majority of those were issued in dissected, mounted and folded form in slip cases.