Detailed map of London and its environs (extent: Hertford – Stanford-le-Hope – Dorking – Windsor), backed with linen & sectioned for folding, and with its original cardboard slipcase with printed paper label. This was a functional map, made to be carried as one walked the streets of the city.
The map represents London at the time of the publication of The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Many neighborhoods which are now part of urban London are presented as villages, for example Croydon, Balham, Barking.
Published by G.F. Crutchley, map seller and publisher, 81 Fleet Street. There were a number of issues of this map, all scarce – the date of the present example is determined by its size and other features. The only example listed in OCLC/WorldCat is at the British Library.