London: A History in Maps

London: A History in Maps

History , British History, London History
Hardback Published on: 18/09/2012
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Over the past 2000 years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This book illustrates and helps to explain the transformation. Side-by-side with the great, semi-official but sanitised images of the whole city, there are the more utilitarian maps and plans of the parts - actual and envisaged - which perhaps present a more truthful picture. But the maps and panoramas are far more than topographical records. They all have something unique to say about them concerns, assumptions, ambitions and prejudices of Londoners at the time when they were created. The book reveals the 'inside story' behind one of the world's greatest cities.

  • Publisher: British Library Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780712358798
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 2326g
  • Dimensions: 232 x 311 mm

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London: A History in Maps
London but not quite as the A-Z reveals it
Beautifully produced book whose illustrations and maps provide snapshots to demonstrate how London has developed over the centuries. Reminded me how import... READ MORE