An uncommon example of the 1876 issue of Reynolds' tourist map of London. Centered on the Thames River, this map covers London from Highbury to Peckham and from West Kensington to the West India Docks. The map shows all omnibus and train routes as well as streets, parks, government buildings, rail stations, palaces, and churches. Railway terminals and railway lines are highlighted in red. Various tourist attractions and landmarks are identified throughout.
This map folds into its original binder and is accompanied by a short visitors guides features notes on churches, museums, galleries, cab fares, as well as a street index. The guidebook also contains additional maps and views. Maps of this type were designed with the traveler in mind, and are sized to fit into a coat pocket. The present example is the new edition issued in 1876 as Reynolds' Shilling Coloured Map of London with Visitors' Guide, Street Directory and Views.
James Reynolds (1817-1876) was a London based map and chart publisher active in the mid-19th century. Reynolds produced numerous maps and tourist guides of London and the surrounding areas as well as various astronomical and scientific charts. After Reynolds retired his sons, William Henry and Frederick, took over his business, updating and reprinting many of his maps and charts before selling the firm to Charles Smith in the late 19th century. Reynolds operated out of office at 174 Strand Street, London.
Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines, especially where attached to binder'. Attached to original binder with guidebook.