the intended New Docks of Saint Catherine's
By CRUCHLEY, [George Frederick] , 1829

Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the New and Intended Improvements to the Present Time.

British Isles London
  • Author: CRUCHLEY, [George Frederick]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Cruchley Map Seller from Arrowsmith's, 38 Ludgate Street. St. Pauls
  • Publication date: 1829
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, hand-coloured in outline, three borders engraved with list of street names, housed within original marbled paper slipcase, with publisher's printed yellow label.
  • Dimensions: 445 by 620mm (17.5 by 24.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1563


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 bought by Gall and Inglis. Cruchley himself died in Brighton in 1880.

This is the first issue of his London map, which was updated to 1846. The 1826 edition showed the London Docks “and the intended New Docks of Saint Catherine’s with all the New Buildings …” (front cover).

Scale: 4 7/8 inches to 1 statute mile.


  1. Howgego 304 (4)