Old London Maps: Committed to granting those interested in history and genealogy, as well the simply curious, free access to scores of rare maps, views and images of London in the medieval, Stuart, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.

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Maps of Nineteenth-Century London


We hope you enjoy the maps available and come back regularly to see what else we've found in our map drawers. Some of these maps are famous and rare, some are hasty sketches done in the gloomy basement of the British Museum (and thus even rarer), and some come from magazine publications of the day. Many of these maps can be shown on one page, some maps cover hundreds of pages. But however small or large they are, we've made the best balance we could between resolution and downloading time, so that you can enjoy them to their best advantage.

List of maps in chronological order:

Richard Horwood's 1792-1799 Plan of London and Westminster - it was produced in the late eighteenth century but shows London as it would have been in the early years of the nineteenth as well. Quite simply, the most detailed map of Georgian and Regency London you will ever find.
John Fairburn's Plan of Westminster and London, 1801 This is a major map which will give you good access to the streets of London.
1802 Hand-drawn map of the street alterations around the Bank in 1802. This was drawn from a ms in the British Museum on a piece of cardboard in 1838.

Bowles's One-Sheet Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster .....


A plan for the development of a road to divert traffic around Highgate Hill, c. 1800 - 1813


The London Directory, or a New & Improved Plan of London, Westminster, & Southwark; with the Adjacent Country, the New Buildings, the New Roads, and the alterations by the Opening of New Streets, & Widening, of Others. Printed for R Wilkinson, at No 58 in Cornhill, London, 1811


Christopher and John Greenwood's Map of London (1827), from an actual survey made in the years 1824, 1825, and 1826. Published 1827. Very detailed, and shows how much London had grown in the 25 years since the Horwood Plan


Grand Panorama of London (Charles Evans)

Coming in sections from June 2006, Edward Stanford's School-Board Map of London, 6 inches to the mile, c.1872. This is a massive and highly detailed map of London in the late nineteenth century, as good as Stanford's famous Library map.


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