Monday, 28 February 2011

MAPCO Revised ~ Map of St Marylebone 1834

The beautiful and highly detailed 1834 map of St Marylebone has undergone a major redesign:

Topographical Survey Of The Borough Of St. Marylebone 1834

Do take a look at the improved display of this wonderful rare map. It is a lovely item!

Look out for more 'MAPCO Revised' maps in coming months.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs

MAPCO's current big project is another copy of Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs, this time from the 1870s.

The scans were completed and digitally prepared for display in January. The web pages are currently being prepared, and place names are being transcribed from the map images.

This will be the third copy of Stanford's London map displayed on the MAPCO website, which, along with Weller's 1868 map of London, provide a wonderful snapshot of the Metropolis throughout the 1860s and 1870s.

Work restrictions make progress on some map projects quite slow, but I am optimistic that this map should be on display by the end of March.

Indicator Map of Sydney 1925

MAPCO has been trawling the archived image folders from 2010 and found a number of maps that were scanned but not displayed. Among these were Woolcott & Clarke's Map Of The City Of Sydney 1854, and a scarce indicator map of Sydney from 1925.

The indicator map was issued by The Indicator Map Co. Ltd., 9a Macquarie Place. It has a metal pointer that is used in conjunction with the street index on the rear of the map, enabling any street to be quickly and easily located.

This map will be displayed soon, along with the 1854 map of Sydney.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Map of Sydney 1854

MAPCO is currently working on Woolcott & Clarke's Map Of The City Of Sydney, With The Environs Of Balmain And Glebe, Chippendale Redfern, Paddington &c. (W.H. Baron Del. ; Engd. by J. Carmichael. Sydney. 1854.)

Digital restoration work is almost complete, and work will commence on the display web pages in the next few weeks.

This is a rare map that was saved during a renovation project in Surrey Hills. It is lucky to have survived.

I look forward to bringing this map to you soon.