Stanford's 1862 Map of London

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  1. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman

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    When Motco went out of business in March 2017 the highly valued Stanford 1862 Map became unavailable. There is an 1864 edition but it is of poor visual quality.

    Well the good news is that the original 1862 map is lurking on the internet in the quite unlikely place of Lambeth Council's historical map page. Much of the original map is here and scrolling around will get you out of Lambeth quite quickly.

    The quality is superb and worth looking at just to see what a map image can be like at its best. From the map that first appears just choose 1860 from the drop down menu. It appears as though there isn't a map there, but scroll up gently and all will be revealed.

    Anyway the link is:

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    http://www.theundergroundmap.com/map.html?id=33835&mapyear=1931&yr=1931&zoom=16&item=999
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Brilliant, thanks Flook:)
     
  3. Sis

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    Great, thank you Flook.
     
  4. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Well found Flook :)
     
  5. patten-walsh

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    I use mapco.net who have a good online range for London from 1560 to 1908.
    Click on "London Maps" after home page loads. They also have various Australian maps from 1796
     
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  6. Flook

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    For any others who have had sleepless nights wondering why Elephant & Castle railway station (opened 1863) is on Stanford's 1862 map it seems to be because the Lambeth Council map is a hybrid of the 1862 and the 1864 editions.

    I haven't done a deep comparison on other parts of the map but it seems that at least that part of the map south of the latitude of the Elephant and Castle is the 1864 edition (which included new railway lines) while north of that line it is the 1862 map (you really can see the join!).

    Now, there must be lots more nerdy things out there that need doing....:).
     
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    Thank you Flook.
     
  8. AnnaJenny

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    This will keep me busy. Thanks Flook
     
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