British Isles

A Map of the Canals


Copper engraving, published Oct. 10th 1796 by John Stockdale, Piccadilly.

Good condition, light foxing in margins and just inside border.

This scarce map was included in The History of London and its Environs containing An Account of the Origin of the City...To its Present State of Commercial Greatness… Likewise an Account of all the Towns, Villages and Country within Twenty Five Miles of London. Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly by S. Goswell, Little Queen St, Holborn 1811. This finely engraved copperplate is a classic example of Stockdale’s simple elegant style. 

This map features the recently constructed Grand Junction Canal which, when completed in 1805, would become a major transport link between the Industrial Midlands and London. Also under construction was ‘The Paddington Arm’ opened in 1801, bringing goods to the heart of the City at Paddington Basin. Another great success was ‘The Paddington Packet boat’, carrying passengers between Uxbridge and Paddington. This early commuter service had a smartly dressed crew, sporting blue uniforms with yellow capes and buttons.


£85.00 unmounted, unframed - plus postage if required.

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