Source: Mylne, Robert W. Map of the
Contours of London and Its Environs,
showing the Districts and Areas supplied
by the Nine Metropolitan Water
Companies, Published for the Author
by Edward Stanford, Charing Cross,
London. Engraved and Printed from Stone
by Waterlow and Sons, 1856.
The author in 1847 contoured part of the
Metropolis of London from surveys and
documents. He revised and extended the
levels from the Ordnance skeleton Plans
of 1850, and published on a reduced
scale a Topographical and Geographical
Map in 1851. The distances and widths
denoted on the River Thames are
measured from the Ordnance Plans, and
the Sectional Areas are selected chiefly
from Surveys made for the Thames
Navigational Commissioners in 1852.
The map was published in 18 linked
panels, each measuring 10.5 (w) by
15.75 (h) inches, bound with linen and
folded into a hardcover with an introduction
on one side. The area is 176 Square Miles
with a scale of 17032:1. The total size of
the map is 63.0 (w) by 48.0 (h) inches.
The internet version of the 1856 map is
presented in 18 panels, size 344-407 K.
Areas referring to water works can be
viewed larger by clicking with the mouse on
sections of the respective panels.
14 Jan 2008