Stanford’s 1862 Maps of London

Twenty Four Maps of London and its Suburbs
  • Stanford's 1862 Maps of London

Described by the Royal Geographical Society as “the most perfect maps of London that have ever been issued”, Stanford’s 1862 London maps are rare, beautiful and iconic.

This book proposal presented all 24 pristine maps as a Victorian A–Z, beautifully displayed in their full glory in a crown quarto format.

The logical structuring of the book determined the format, with map ratios and reproduction sizes requiring detailed sizing and calculation. Complemented by well-researched typography and dingbats, subtle colouring and a (mostly) symmetrical layout, the alluring maps lead the reader to intriguingly rediscover nostalgic streets and squares.

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Client: PenguinRandomHouse