Russell: London 1808

A continuing series of posts to highlight my small antique map collection. All scans are taken directlly from an original copy, not a reproduction.

London 1808

Map of Britain by Thomas Cox from his “Magna Britannia” published 1731. Thomas Wright wrote in 1836:

“Map of the Country Surrounding London to the extent of Thirty Miles” from Dr. Hughson’s “Description of London” published by J. Stratford, 1808, drawn and engraved by J. Russel (above is detail from the centre of the map). The red line denotes the extent of the ‘Twopenny post’ district of London. The dark and light patches in the full map below are due to the map being scanned in four parts.

As far as I can tell this is from a series of 6 volumes of “London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and its Neighbourhood, to thirty miles extent, from an actual perambulation.” Volume 5 is from 1808. The texts can be found on Google Books, volume 5 direct link here.

Explore the maps below using Magic Toolbox‘s excellent plugin

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Watch out for the next map in this series..


Mathematician at the University of Warwick in the UK with research interests in equivariant bifurcation theory and applications, especially in modelling of insect locomotion. Teaching interests include online learning and innovative teaching methods. Also in a past life has been involved in summer school courses, and online material, for Gifted and Talented. He has been active on the Internet since 1995, initially though his UFO and Michael Schenker website, but now through a multitude of projects.

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