Langley & Belch’s New Map of London, 1812.


Langley & Belch.

Scarce first state map in original slipcase.


Langley & Belch’s New Map of London, 1812. In original slipcase. Folding map, original colour, dissected and laid on linen; 13 vignette views of London Buildings along top border and 11 along bottom border with explanation of symbols. Borders marked in half miles and map divided into lettered squares. EXTENT: Pentonville – Stratford – Vauxhall – Kensington Gore. First state indicated by the line, ‘Printed & Published May 1st 1812 by Langley & Belch, no. 173 High St Borough.’ Howgego 256 (1).

Very Good. Showing edge-wear but no loss, some age-toning, two brown marks to the right hand border.  Panels numbered in pencil on verso by a previous owner to facilitate correct folding. Original slipcase battered and worn but with a still legible label.

Belonged previously to London cartographer Edward (Teddy) Rutherford. From his grand-daughter Ms E. Rutherford’s collection.