Ref: Lon017, 1830, G.F.Cruchley
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Cruchley's new plan of London showing all the new and intended improvements to the present time. Taken from the original antique copper engraved map or plan, was first published in 1827, this edition published in circa 1830 by G.F.Cruchley of 38 Ludgate Street. Along the left and right margins and along the bottom is a "Table of reference to the letters on the plan".
In England the Liverpool to Manchester railway was opened. Tragedy struck with the first railway death reported when William Huskinson MP fell under the train. In Southern England the Swing Riots took place in protest against poor wages and the introduction of new technology in agriculture. In America the first wagon train to cross the Rockies reaches the Upper Wind river.
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.
The population of London in 1821 census was 1,250,000 rising to 1,474,000 by the 1831 census.
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