PLA Plan of the India & Millwall DocksSKU: 9557
PLA Plan of the India & Millwall Docks
Date of publication:
66 x 62.5 cm
Our map captures a particular moment in the history of the docks. After extensive postwar reconstruction and development, the Port of London saw its ‘best year in 1964 when trade exceeded 61m tonnes and the number of enclosed docks reached its peak’ (PLA). Trade declined steeply thereafter (containerisation playing a major role) and the docks closed in 1981.
Condition & Materials
Folding map, 66 x 62.5 cm, printed in colours, dissected into 6 panels and laid on linen, folding into cloth covers stamped in gilt with the map’s title and the job description of the user (‘assistant engineer’). Scattered contemporary annotations in pencil, and a couple of small blue ink stains. Published in London.