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London: A History in Maps (London Topographical Society Publication) [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Peter Barber
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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25 Sep 2012 London Topographical Society Publication
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. This book illustrates and helps to explain the transformation. 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. The book reveals the 'inside story' behind one of the world's greatest cities.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division; 1st edition (25 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071235879X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712358798
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 31.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Highly recommended." --W. S. Rodner, Tidewater Community College "Choice "

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Peter Barber is Head of Map Collections at the British Library. His many books include The Map Book (2005) and (with Tom Harper) Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art (British Library, 2010).

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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very interesting but you will need a magnifying glass, heavy but good quality paper, plenty of detail, a must for a collector of London books
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5.0 out of 5 stars London: A History in Maps 3 July 2013
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If you are interested in history, and love maps, this is a a good book to get. There is a wide variety of maps, of the whole of London, and also smaller areas. Different eras of history are covered, and the maps support the facts. I am really enjoying reading the book and studying the maps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars not just a coffee table book 23 April 2013
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Really fascinating history of London through maps - each page has so much detail and information.I can look through it again and again. Fab
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating 11 Jun 2014
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Bought as a present for a friend and he can't get enough of it - he is asking for a magnifying glass to see the detail, and is totally engrossed at every opportunity
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect gift 28 April 2014
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A brilliant book bought as a present for somebody who loves maps, lives and has spent his whole working life in London. He was over the moon with our choice of - what do you buy someone, who has everything-!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 18 Feb 2014
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I would recommend this book to anyone who loves maps and is interested in the development many aspects of London. Fascinating reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed historical record 2 Jan 2014
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A comprehensive and thoroughly researched history of the development of London profusely illustrated with superb maps, thoroughly recommend it for both casual interest and deeper study
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning book for 'map-aholics'. 22 Oct 2013
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Extremely comprehensive. Result of much in-depth investigation from many sources. Will keep readers busy for many hours and will be book to hand down.
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