24 Miles round London

Cartographer(s): George Frederick Cruchley
Date: ca. 1839
Place: London
Dimensions: 67.5 x 67 cm (26.2 x 26.2 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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24 Miles round London with original color & case


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.


George Frederick Cruchley

George Frederick Cruchley (1797-1880) was an English map-maker, engraver and publisher based in London. He primarily made maps focussing on Britain and her possessions around the world, but he was particularly successful when it came to his maps and guides to London itself. Cruchley also produced at least two world maps, of which this is the later.

Condition Description

Map with some wear at fold intersections, modest soiling, very good. Slipcase well worn but still functional, label chipped and missing about a quarter, affecting imprint and two characters of the title.


Howgego, James L., and Ida Darlington. Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850. Folkestone, Eng.: Dawson, 1978, no. 347.