Long title: Suburbs of London, Sheet 1. Bayswater, Notting Hill, Kensal Green, Shepherds Bush etc. Lithograph with later hand colouring. Olf folds as issued, now visible only from verso. Overall sheet size: 33.6cms x 48.6 ; 306mm x 455mm. Old folds as issued, now not visible from front. Very good condition.
Date: Circa 1863
This is the first of six supplementary suburban maps that accompanied the original nine sheet map of London, and showed newly developing areas outside Central London. Vast unspoilt rural fields with Notting Barm Farm in the top third of the map ; West London Railway dissecting the left corner. Hyde, Printed Maps Of Victorian London, No.73(1)
Edward Weller was a cartographer and engraver based in London. His best known work appears in Cassell’s Weekly Dispatch Atlas, published in monthly segments for subscribers of the “Weekly Dispatch” newspaper. The maps are characterised by their detail and attractive outline colour and up to date information. The majority have an emblematical design of the upper half of a globe with a scroll "the Dispatch atlas" wrapped round it and above is the flying figure of Mercury (messenger of the Gods) .