Read pdf London: A History in MapsAuthor Peter Barber –

Highly recommended W S Rodner, Tidewater Community College ChoiceOver the pastyears 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 theutilitarian maps and plans of the parts actual and envisaged which perhaps present atruthful picture But the maps and panoramas are farthan 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