Dodsley’s New & Correct Plan of Georgian London


A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.

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Copper engraving, 34 x 56 cm, black and white, closed tear where tabbed into book, several closed splits along old folds, narrow margins left and right, blank verso. Published in volume IV of ‘London and its environs described’ (see ESTC T41128). Adams credits Robert Dodsley as the likely compiler of this ‘unsurpassed guide to mid-eighteenth century London’. The map of the environs in volume II was engraved by Thomas Kitchin, but the map of London is unsigned. A former footman who was set up in business as a bookseller by friends including Alexander Pope, Robert Dodsley established himself as a poet, dramatist and editor, and one of the giants of literary publishing of his day. He took his younger brother James into the business circa 1753 (see Worms and Baynton Williams, British Map Engravers, p. 198). Howgego, Printed maps of London, 118; Adams, London Illustrated, 41 (49).



Dodsley’s New & Correct Plan of Georgian London


DODSLEY, Robert & James

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black and white

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34 x 56 cm