Ref: Lon018, 1827, G.F.Cruchley
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Cruchley's New Plan of London improved to 1827 including the East and West India Docks. Taken from the original antique copper engraved map or plan first published in 1826 by G.F.Cruchley of 38 Ludgate Street, this edition published in 1827. Publishers of the period always tried to include future planned developments in their maps to prolong the period before they became out of date. the amount of effort expended in surveying and engraving the copper plate was considerable so they wanted to maximise their sales. However sometimes they were caught out as in this case the proposed new Collier Docks in the Isle of Dogs were not built.
In England the Treaty of London was signed between France, Britain & Russia guaranteeing Greek Independence. In Vienna Beethoven dies. George Frederik Cruchley (1796-1880) was a map publisher in 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 the 1821 census was 1,250,000 rising to 1,474,000 by the 1831 census.
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