Book Description

Plan of the River Thames from London Bridge to King’s Mooring Chains at Deptford with an Improved System of Mooring Vessels Therein by Josiah Hodkinson, engraved by Basire and published by Hansard for the House of Commons 1803. On paper size 53 by 42 cm. Scale 750 feet to the inch, with the inset plan of the Legal Quays and Thames Street on a scale of 200 feet to the inch. Hodkinson’s plan shows dozens of docks, stairs, wharves and moorings from London Bridge and the Tower down river to Deptford. It gives an impression of the sheer numbers of vessels that had to be moored close to the heart of the city and how that was to be organised to enable navigation up and down the Thames. Some hand-colouring. The inset map covers an area between London Bridge and Fish Street Hill east to Tower Hill and includes all the streets south from Little East Cheap and Great Tower Street down to the river. Has been folded. VG condition.
Author Basire
Date 1803
Publisher Hansard
Illustrator Basire
Condition VG

Price: £75.00

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