Monday 21 January 2013

Mappy Monday - A couple of Westminster maps

I did something recently that I haven't done for a long time. I bought a couple of maps and a picture, and I blame it all on my nephew. If I hadn't been taking him to see the Horrible Histories stage show at the Garrick Theatre, I wouldn't have found myself near one of my favourite shops with time on my hands and money in my purse.The shop is called Notions Antiquaria in Cecil Court - an interesting street with a number of book and print dealers, and quite a lot of history of its own.

Before the erection of Great George Street
The maps I bought come from 'Old and New London' and show Westminster between 1734 and 1748, before the building of Great George Street and Parliament Street, respectively.

Before the erection of Parliament Street


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