Cruchley's large and deatiled plan of London
By CRUCHLEY, G[eorge] F[rederick] , 1850

Cruchley's New Railway Map of London & its Environs [with] General Index

British Isles London
  • Author: CRUCHLEY, G[eorge] F[rederick]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Engraved & Published By G.F. Cruchley, No.81 Fleet Street
  • Publication date: c1850
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, fine original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original red marbled paper slipcase, with gilt title; the index is attached to the inside of the front cover.
  • Dimensions: 1260 by 1420mm. (49.5 by 56 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11460

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George Frederick Cruchley (1796-1880) was a publisher of “some of the clearest and most attractive London maps” (Howgego).

Cruchley began his cartographic career in the publishing firm of Aaron Arrowsmith. In 1823, he set up on his own at 38 Ludgate Street until 1834, when he moved to 81 Fleet Street. It would appear that he had some help from his former employer, as much of his early output bears in the imprint “From Arrowsmith’s”. He would later acquire a great deal of Arrowsmith’s stock. In 1844, he took over the stock of George and John Cary, which he republished until 1876. In 1877 his entire stock was sold at auction with many of the plates being brought by Gall and Inglis. Cruchley himself passed away in Brighton in 1880.

This edition is unrecorded in Hyde and Howgego, no copies recorded on COPAC.