Weller, Edward-Suburbs of London Sheet 5. Peckham etc
Lithograph with later hand colouring. Centrefold as published. Overall sheet size: 48.4cms x 33.2cms ; 437mm x 309mm. Very good condition.
This is the fifth of six supplementary suburban maps that accompanied the original nine sheet map of London, and showed newly developing areas outside Central London. London Chatham and Dover (Extension) Railway dissects the top left hand corner, Denmark Hill area is surrounded by green space as is the land below Cut Throat Lane. 1st Surrey Rifles Club House marked as are a great many pubs. 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) .