This folding map is laid on to high-quality cloth and beautifully presented in an antique marbled slip case. They are individually handmade in Buckinghamshire in the family-run workshop of craftsman Phillip Burrough. They are made using pigment ink, archival paper and hand-laid on to cloth. Even the glue used is made from an old recipe. A general view of London, the Capital of England, taken from an eminence near Islington circa 1784. This view of London by Alexander Hogg in 1784. It is taken from a site near Islington, then just a village in the country, and takes in most of London with the Tower to the left and Westminster to the right. Folding maps came into being in the mid-18th century when turnpike roads became extensive and good enough to make long-distance travel easier.
Dimensions: 16x20 inches.
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