Ref: Lon029, 1827, C & J Greenwood
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Published just prior to the railway age and the Victorian era this superb first edition map of London by Christopher and John Greenwood remains one of the finest maps of the period. Our map has been taken from a rare first edition published in 1827. These maps are now rare and should you want to purchase an original you may need to find in the region of £10,000.
George Frederick Cruchley (1796 - 1880) was a map publisher in the middle part of the 19th century, setting up his business in the early 1820's. His maps were clear and well engraved and he was very successful throughout his business career, finally selling his stock in 1877, three years before his death.
In England the Treaty of London was signed between France, Britain & Russia guaranteeing Greek independence. In Vienna Beethoven dies. The population of London in the 1821 census was 1,250,000 rising to 1,474,000 by the 1831 census.
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We make our own frames from moulding hand finished in our workshops. The standard finish is a distressed black with a gold slip inserted for the larger maps.
We finish the moulding in two other colours, Antique Red and Antique Green. These colours can be used on any of our prints or maps, both reproductions and originals, but have been chosen specifically to suit some of the antique prints and illustrations.
Some of the maps are very big so for weight, shipping and safety reasons we use 3mm acrylic as the glazing material.