(see also: Middlesex, Surrey, Essex)London. c. 1553-9 One of the first known maps of London. No original copies are extant, but two of the estimated 20 copper engravings survive.
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. 1560 Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg
La Ville de Londres. Londinium Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. 1575. François de Belleforest
Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met. 1598 Sebastian Munster
London. 1611 John Speed in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
London.(detail) 1611 John Speed in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Westminster. 1611 John Speed in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
London. 1616. Visscher (large file! - 7722kb)
London. 1616. Visscher (smaller version of above - 1342kb)
A Plan of The City & Environs of London as Fortified by Order of Parliament. 1642/43 Walter Harrison in his History of London (1777)
Sir John Evelyn's Plan for Rebuilding London. 1666
(Bodleian Library - please read copyright notice)
London. 1666 Wenceslaus Hollar
A Plan of the City and Liberties of London after the Dreadful Conflagration in the Year 1666, maker and place of origin unknown. After 1666.
London, c.1667 Richard Blome, Wenceslaus Hollar .
Etched plan of pre-Fire London. dedication to Sir Robert Vyner, a city alderman
elected 1666: however as there is no mention of his being Sheriff (June
1666 - June 1667), dates this state of the map to after this office ended
London & Suburbs after the Great Fire. 1840 reproduction of original
London. 1673 Richard Blome engr. Wenceslas Hollar in Blome's Britannia.
The Actual Survey of London, Westminster, and Southwark. 1690 Robert Morden & Phillip Lea
Londra. 1695 Vincenzo Coronelli
London. 1695 Robert Morden (detail from Middlesex in Camden's Brittannia)
Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Königl: Gros-Britañisch: Haupt und Residenz Stadt London.. . c.1705, Johann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg,
(see also MOTCO's large image of this map in box at bottom of this page)
Westminster . ca.1720 John Senex
St. Giles Cripplegate Without. 1720 John Strype engr.attrib. to Richard Blome
Hampton Court. 1720 John Kip.
Londinium Augusta.(London in the Reign of Augustus) 1722 John Stukely
A Plan of Hyde Park as it was in 1725 . -from a Plan of the Parish of St. George, Hanover Square, in the Vestry Room of that Parish . Cartographer not known ca. 1820 ( British Library St. Pancras Map Library ; Maps 3620.(5.) -)
The Wards of Farington within and Baynards Castle . 1720 John Strype engr.attrib. to Richard Blome
Londra. 1728 Mattheus Seutter
Platte Grond van Londen, Westmunster en Southwark . c.1730, Daniel la Feuille
Regionis quae est circa Londinum (Environs of London) 1741 Homann (with prospect of London after Thomas Bowles)
The Environs of London. 1741 Homann heirs. Map probably by John Bowles and Prospect of London by Thomas Bowles
London. 1746 John Rocque. complete map in 24 highly detailed sections
Survey & Ground Plot of the Royal Palace of Whitehall with the Lodgings &
Apartments belonging to their Majesties. A.D.1680. Fisher, Inigo.
George Vertue, 1747.
A New and Correct Plan of all the houses destroyd and damaged by the Fire ... 1748 anon, published in the London Magazine
A Plan of the City of London and Westminster 1749 Gentlemans Magazine
Broadstreet and Cornhill Wards ca.1750. redrawn c.1875
The City of Westminster, The Duchy of Lancaster and Places Ajacent. 1750 Benjamin Cole
A View of the New Roads etc. from Westminster Bridge. 1753 (Newington, Walworth, Lambeth...)Gentlemans Magazine
Plan of the intended road from Islington to Paddington. 1755 Benjamin Cole in Gentleman's Magazine vol.25
A Plan of the New Road from Paddington to Islington. 1756 London Magazine
London Ward Plans 1754
Benjamin Cole in The History and Survey of London from its Foundation to the Present Time.
London Ward & Parish Plans 1755
Engraved ca. 1690 by Richard Blome.
published 1755 by John Stow in
A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster
Bishopsgate Street Ward
Breadstreet Ward and Cordwainer Ward.
Faringdon Ward Without.
Langborne Ward and Candlewick Ward.
Lime Street Ward
The Parrish of St. John’s Wapping - The Parish of St. Paul Shadwell)
Parish of St. Margarets Westminster.
Queen's Hith and Vintry Wards.
St.Olave, St. Mary Magdalenes Bermondsey, Southwark.
Shoreditch, Norton Folgate & Crepplegate Without.
Spittle Fields and Places Adjacent.
The Tower Liberty.
Tower Street Ward
Walbrook and Dowgate Wards.
The Parish of St. Mary's, Whitechapel & St.Katherine's by the the Tower.
The Parish of St. Martins in the Fields.
Bread Street and Cordwainers Wards.
St. James, Clerkenwell.
The City of London as in Queen Elizabeth's Time.
Aldersgate Ward and St. Martins le Grand Liberty.
St. Andrews Holborn.
Lambeth and Christ Church Parish, Southwark.
Kaart van Londen Enz. en van het Naby Gelegen Land. 1754 Isaac Tirion, Amsterdam
Wallbrook and Dowgate Wards. 1755 William Maitland in his History of London
Details from"London and it Environs Described" 1761 R. & J. Dodsley.
Lincolns Inn to St Pauls.
Gt.Ormond St. to Lincolns Inn
from Kilburn-Stratford in North to Wandsworth-Peckham in South,
from Windsor-Fulham in North to Woking-Epsom in South,
London Drawn and Engrav'd from an Actual Survey. 1764 anon. in the Gentleman's Magazine.
The northeast sheet only of a set of 4 parts making up a map detailing the countryside around London. Covers from Cheshunt Common to Bisden and from London to Barwick with great detail.
Plan de Londres. 1765 Chossard
The Road from... London to Islip. ca.1765 Gentleman's Magazine.
The Road from... London to Clifton (Berks). ca.1765 Gentleman's Magazine.
Plan of the Surrey Side of the Thames with a Plan for Laying Out the Roads. 1766 Gentleman's Magazine
Lombard Antiquarian Maps & Pints
The Wards of Coleman Street, And Bassishaw. 1766 London Magazine
Berkely Square . 1769 detail from Gentleman's Magazine
Lincoln's Inn 1769 detail from Gentleman's Magazine
London to Marlborough . 1768 page 1 of The Road from London to Bristol in the Gentleman's Magazine
A New and Correct Map of the Countries Twenty Miles around London. 1769 Thomas Bowen in England Displayed
London Ward Plans 1772
originally engraved by Thomas Bowen for the London Magazine and issued 1762-1772,
re-engraved 1772 for Noorthouk's History of London
London Ward Plans 1775-80
from Thorntons New & Complete History & Survey of London & Westminster
Baynards Castle, Faringdon within, Candlewick and Langborne Wards
Billingsgate Ward, Bridge Street ward Within & Faringdon Ward Without.
Broadstreet and Cornhill Wards, Walbrook and Dowgate Wards
Cheap Ward & Tower Street Ward.
Plan of Coleman Street and Bassinshaw Wards
Plan of Portsoken Ward
Plan of Cripplegate Ward
Plan of Aldgate Ward
Plan of Lime Street Ward
Plan of Queen Hith & Vintry Wards
Plan of Langbourne and Candlewick Wards.
A New and Correct map of the Countries upwards of Twenty Miles around London. ca. 1780 Thornton's New and Complete History and Survey of London and Westminster.
Die Gegend um London (The Environs of London). 1789 Franz Joseph von Reilly in Schauplatz der Funf Theile Der Welte.
Environs of London 1787 Franz von Reilly in Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt
Mr S. Wyatt's plan. The proposed London Docks compared with those proposed at the Isle of Dogs. 1793 engr. James Basire (published 1803)
(Wyatt proposed that new docks be constructed at Wapping and on the Isle of Dogs. Wyatt also suggested that the Wapping dock be connected to the Thames at Blackwall by a canal, which would reduce the time it took ships to journey up river. Although his canal scheme was not adopted, docks were eventually built at the locations he envisaged -the London Docks and West India Docks.)
Southwark 1799 Richard Horwood (see also MOTCO's large image of this map in box at bottom of this page)
Architectural Plan for London Dockyards . 1800 George Dance. engr.Gale & ButlerGeneral Plan by Messrs. Telford & Douglass For Further Improvement of the Port of London. 1800 Thomas Telford, engr. James Basire, pub. Luke, Hansard & Sons Classical Images
Plan of the proposed Docks and the line of a canal, with collateral cut on the Surrey side of the River Thames . 1803 John Arrowsmith, Engr. James Basire, surveyed by order of the Committee deputed for the inhabitants of Southwark by C.F. Cracklow. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 11th of July 1799 Bygones2000
City of London. 1813 (detail from Laurie & Whittle's Plan of London)Queen Elizabeths Free Grammar School in Tooley Street in the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark with a Plan of the ajacent Neighbourhood. 1813 Robert Wilkinson
Plan of London .(and details) 1814 John Luffman from An Atlas of Europe, Comprising The Empires, Kingdoms and States, as also The Principal Cities and Ports
An Entire New Plan of the City of Westminster with the Borough of Southwark:
Comprehending the New Buildings and other Alterations to the Present Times" 1815
Vth edition published by Edward Mogg,
Robert Ross & Co.
The Environs of London 1821 John Cary from Cary's New Itinerary
London. 1825 G. Jones
Greenwood's Map of London 1827
Clickable high resolution streetmap
(see also MOTCO's large image of this map in box at bottom of this page)
Plan of the Improvements in St.James Park. 1827 Gentlemens Magazine
Country around London to the Distance of Thirty-Two Miles from St. Paul's. 1829 Alexander Findlay, pub R.H.. Laurie
(high resolution image)
Southwark. 1830 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
Westminster. 1830 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
Tower Hamlets. 1830 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
London. 1830 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker in Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
Lambeth. 1830 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
A Plan of London and its Environs. 1831 R. Creighton
Environs of London. 1834 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Lambeth. 1835 R.Creighton, engraved by J. & C. Walker pub. in Samuel Lewis's
Topographical Dictionary of England & Wales .
Greenwich. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary
Finsbury. 1835 Lt. Robert Dawson
St Marylebone. 1835 Lt. Robert Dawson
London 1836 Thomas Moule
Wallis's Guide for Strangers through London. 1841 Edward Wallis
London. 1844 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
London Docks. 1844 J. Bingley pub. Harper, NY.
Hoxton. 1845 (detail from Reynolds New Map of London)
Deptford & Greenwich. 1847 detail from Cross's New Plan Of London
Peckham. 1847 detail from Cross's New Plan Of London
Vauxhall Bridge, Nine Elms & S.Lambeth 1847 detail from Cross's New Plan Of London
Plan of St. Katharine Docks. 1849 anon. The Old Map Shop
Plan of the Up Town Warehouses Belonging to the East & West India Dock Co. 1849 anon. The Old Map Shop
Plan of The London Docks. 1849 anon. The Old Map Shop
River Thames, with the Docks from Blackwall to the Tower. 1850 Sydney Hall.
LimehouseChurch to Poplar,West India Docks and Isle of Dogs . 1854 Collins Illustrated Atlas of London
The Environs of London. 1855 J.R. Colton
Reynold's Map of London 1859
Clickable high resolution streetmap
London Tollgates . 1859 John Dower
Bromley and Blackwall. ca.1860 in Cassells The Suburbs of London Rookesfineart
Peckham. ca.1860 in Cassells The Suburbs of London Rookesfineart
The Landmarks of London. 1860 John Dower, pub. Cassells Rookesfineart
London & the Estuary of the Thames. 1860 A.Vuillemin. Virtue & Co.
Smith's New Map of London. 1860 C.Smith & Son. (detailed zoomable image)
Fleet street area. 1860 Charles Smith & Son in Smith's New Map of London
Camberwell and Peckham. 1862 Edward Weller for the Weekly Dispatch
The Oarsman's and Angler's Map of the River Thames. 1876 Ernest George RavensteinLondon-sewerage map. 1882 from Rudolf Hering, Sewerage Works in Europe.
New Railway Map of London & Suburbs 1883 George W. Bacon in The New Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles
Woolwich and the Isle of Dogs. 1885 (1 inch to 1 mile) J.Bartholomew for Phillips Handy Atlas. (detail from London and Environs)
Poverty Map of London 1889 Charles Booth
Clickable high resolution streetmap showing levels of poverty and affluence
Inner London. ca.1890 F.A.Brockhaus
London. 1890 Meyer's Kleiner Handatlas.
London. 1893 George Bacon Atlas of the British Isles
Westminster-Piccadilly. 1893 Detail from Encycloapaedia Britannica London(Central)
Central London. 1900 Encyclopaedia Britannica
The Pocket Atlas and Guide to London. 1900 J. Bartholomew
(complete with index-resizable)
London-street plan. ca.1900 G.W. Bacon in Bacon's Waistcoat
Pocket Map - Plan of London Showing Railways, Bus Routes, Theatres, Music Halls etc.
London. 1909 a selection of maps from Baedeker's Guide
Central London. ca.1910 Stanford for Brown, Shipley & Co. Bankers.
City of London. 1918 Collier's The New Encyclopedic Atlas and Gazetteer of the World
London Ward/Parish Maps 18th century
Aldersgate / St. Martins
Parish of St. Ann
St. Mary Rotherhith
St. Olave and St. Thomas Southwark
Walbrook / Dowgate
The Crace Collection of Maps of London
677 maps of London over the centuries from The British Library's
Collect Britain virtual online exhibition.
COLLAGE - Guildhall Library Collection Image Database
(enter "map" in the search box for 371 old maps of London)
MOTCO UK DIRECTORY AND IMAGE DATABASE -
ANTIQUE MAPS, PRINTS & BOOKS
London and Its Suburbs 1862 Edward Stanford's Library Map (6 inches to the mile, first edition) 18,570 name index. Reproductions from this map now available.
London, Westminster & Southwark 1799 Richard Horwood (26 inches to the mile, first edition) 5500 name index. Reproductions from this map now available.
London 1830 Christopher and John Greenwood (8 inches to the mile, 2nd edition) 5000 name index.
London, Westminster and Southwark 1746 John Rocque (26 inches to a mile, first edition) 1500 name index.
The following maps are also indexed:
Fifteen Miles Round London 1786 John Cary (one inch to the mile, first edition). 2000 name index, probably the first "pocket atlas"
London and Westminster (and Docklands) 1802 John Fairburn (3 3/4 inches to the mile 7th edition) with commentary by Ralph Hyde and 2000 name index.
There are also the following lesser maps:
Prospect and Map of London c.1705 Johann Baptist Homann
London, Westminster and Southwark 1736 Homann Heirs
Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark John Rocque 1749 (small version of the 1746 Rocque above)