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This time we will be looking at Richard Horwood’s (1757/8-1803) large-scale map of London. It attempted to show each individual building. It was also unique in that it provided house numbers as well as illustrating courts, alleys and vacant spaces. Initially, Horwood had planned for the surveying, engraving and publishing to take just two years but a combination of the scale of the work and the financial cost meant that it took almost ten years to complete.

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Detail from Richard Horwood's map, showing Clerkenwell
Detail from Richard Horwood's map, showing Clerkenwell

The London Picture Archive

Hundreds of historic maps of London, including many of those featured in our 'Magnificent Maps of London' exhibition, can be seen in fine detail on our image website, The London Picture Archive.

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