[Central London]. Edward STANFORD, Ltd.
[Central London].

[Central London].

London: Edward Stanford, 1907 and 1911 [but 1919]. Map dimensions 33 x 82 cm, overall 35.5 x 83 cm. Folding colour map of central London, showing the extents from the top of Regent's Park down to Victoria station and from Stepney across to Shepherd's Bush, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen, marbled endpapers, folds into original blue cloth slipcase with the gilt crest of the "International Hydrographic Conference" to both boards. Both map and case in very good condition. Obviously a specially adapted version of the central section of Stanford's much larger "Map of the County of London", presumably produced for delegates of Conference. An additional key has been mounted onto the upper right corner of the map listing twelve locations of particular interest, including the conference hall on Horse Guards Road but also the Admiralty, the Savoy, Paddington Station ("for Oxford") and Olympia ("for Naval and Military Tournament"). As with many large maps, it has been compiled from different sheets, hence the differing dates on the two imprints. The conference, the first international meeting of its kind, was held in the immediate aftermath of the First World War and opened on 24th July 1919, its primary aim being to standardise the format for all hydrographic and maritime publications across the world. The following year the International Hydrographic Bureau (now International Hydrographic Organization) was founded and still regulates the standards and specifications for the maritime world. Item #37569

Price: £400.00

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