A Life in Maps
British Library 2006
Paperback 208pp Illustrated 286x210mm
9780712349192   Product Code: 24168
Like all historic cities, London appears solid and unchanging. We can explore the home of Hogarth and Dickens, while the very names of St Paul's and Smithfield are redolent of the past. Yet this collection of 100 maps published over the past 500 years shows a city in constant flux. They chart the devastation of the 1666 fire, the growth of the fashionable West End, the expansion of the Victorian metropolis and the effects of two world wars.