London part of a nationwide survey of land use intended as a 'modern-day Domesday book'. Much of the work was done by schoolchildren. Map images copyright the British Library.
A colour-coded map of London depicting levels of poverty and wealth. Commissioned by the social reformer Charles Booth. Map scans reproduced by kind permission of the London School of Economics.
1849 edition of the New Plan of London pocket map and street atlas series, begun in 1826 by the map publisher George Cruchley of Ludgate Street.
London map derived from four separate sheets of the Ordnance Survey First Series, published from 1805 onwards. Map images copyright the British Library
Pioneering map-maker and surveyor Thomas Milne was among the first to use triangulation and colour-coding. 12 different land use types are displayed in and around London.