PLA Plan of the London & St Katharine DocksSKU: 9567
PLA Plan of the London & St Katharine Docks
Date of publication:
32.5 x 49 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). Given their location and restricted capacity, St Katharine Docks were sold in 1968 and London Docks in 1969; the latter was partially infilled. Both have been redeveloped, although St Katharine Docks is now a marina.
Condition & Materials
Folding map, 32.5 x 49 cm, printed in colours, dissected into 3 panels and laid on linen, linen centrefold renewed, one or two pencil annotations, folding into cloth covers stamped in gilt with the map’s title and the job description of the user (‘assistant engineer’). Published in London.