London: A History In Maps reveals the 'inside story' behind one of the world's greatest cities, illustrating and helping to explain the transformation from a small town to one of the world’s largest cities over the past 2000 years.
Side-by-side with the great, semi-official but sanitised images of the whole city, there are the more utilitarian maps and plans of the parts - actual and envisaged - which perhaps present a more truthful picture. But the maps and panoramas are far more than topographical records - they all have something unique to say about them concerns, assumptions, ambitions and prejudices of Londoners at the time when they were created.
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (25 Sep. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0712358798
- Dimensions: 32 x 3 x 24 cm
- 400 pages