London by Peter Barber
A History in Maps

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...now is surely the time to sit back with a cup of Earl Grey and enjoy everyday London in all of its glory—and let it be said: London: A History in Maps is the perfect book with which to do so.
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Over the past 2000 years, London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. London: A History in Maps illustrates and helps to explain the transformation using over 400 examples of maps. Side-by-side with the great, semi-official, but sanitized images of the whole city, there are the more utilitarian maps and plans of the parts—actual and envisaged—which perhaps present more than topographical records. They all have something unique to say about the time when they were created. Peter Barber's book reveals the "inside story" behind one of the world's greatest cities.
 

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Peter Barber is head of map collections at the British Library.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by British Library Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math.
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Reviewed by Darren Richard Carlaw on Sep 15 2012

...now is surely the time to sit back with a cup of Earl Grey and enjoy everyday London in all of its glory—and let it be said: London: A History in Maps is the perfect book with which to do so.

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