Find Your Way Round Late Victorian London (1891)
Edward Stanford’s 24 sheet, 6 inch to the mile Library Map of London and its Suburbs, 1891 edition, with an index of over 24,000 street and other names. Stanford used the Ordnance Survey 12 inch to the mile map which had been produced in outline for the Metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers, and sent his own surveyors out to complete the detail, for the first edition in 1862. More detailed than the modern A-Z this map was amazingly never published with an index, until this CD.
These CDs of maps of London are unique. The quality of the large map images is much higher than can be achieved with normal scanning, the maps are fully indexed for all street and place names and the CDs include expert commentary by Ralph Hyde, formerly Keeper of Prints and Maps at the London Guildhall Library, who has greater knowledge of this field than anyone is ever likely to have again.
All the map CDs feature the yellow circle navigation (currently the 1862 map CD is an exception to this as it was published before this facility was developed). When you select a name from the place name index the map is positioned so that the chosen location is visible and indicated by a yellow circle, including when zooming in on the larger scale images.
The CDs are popular with researchers, in particular for genealogy. They are PC and Mac compatible, well presented and make excellent gifts.