Friday, 15 October 2010

Kelly's Post Office Directory Map Of London 1857

MAPCO has come out of hibernation with another scanned and beautifully restored 19th century London map, Kelly's Post Office Directory Map Of London 1857
http://archivemaps.com/mapco/kelly1857/kelly.htm

To the left is a sample showing the area around swinging 60s Carnaby Street and Broad Street where the 1854 cholera outbreak was explored by Dr John Snow.

The sample doesn't show the hand colouring of the map which is "the earliest example of a Tape Indicator Map that MAPCO has ever come across. The map displays London Postal District boundaries, hand coloured in outline."

Congratulations to David Hale on another fine map presentation.

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