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Auction 110, Lot 350

"Cross's Miniature London", Cross, Joseph

Subject: England, London

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 10 inches
41.1 x 25.4 cm
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First edition of this charming vest-pocket folding plan of London. The map covers from Haverstock Hill, Kingsland and Statford in the north, and Chelsea, Walworth and Greenwich in the south. It is finely engraved with good detail for its size. Hand coloring distinguishes the parks, railroads, major roads, Thames River and the city center. Imprint at bottom of J. Cross at 18 Holborn, opposite Furnival's Inn with the bookseller's label, Letts & Son, pasted to linen. Includes an informative list of New Hackney Coach Fares and Cabriolet Fares along with the rules of use. Dissected into 21 segments and laid down on original linen, folding into original green cloth covered boards (2.6 x 4") with gold title on front cover.

References: Howgego #396 (1846 ed.).

Condition: A

Overall very good despite one small, light stain in map. Covers with a few light damp spots.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/2/2005