a civil but rather a stupid dog
By SHURY, John , 1833

Plan of London From Actual Survey 1833 Presented Gratis to the Readers of the United Kingdom Newspaper by their Obliged Humble Servants The Proprietors.

British Isles London
  • 作者: SHURY, John
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: Engraved and Printed by John Shury, 16 Charterhouse Street, Charterhouse Square
  • 发布日期: 1833.
  • 物理描述: Engraved map, old folds and some tears to edges.
  • 方面: 562 by 820mm (22.25 by 32.25 inches).
  • 库存参考: 1460


The map is highly detailed and extends to Islington, Limehouse, Kennington and Brompton. It shows the Surrey Zoological Gardens, opened 1832, New London Bridge and the positions of Lambeth Bridge and Thames Tunnel, then under construction. The ornamental title is embellished with the royal arms and the arms of the City of London and Westminster. The map is bordered on three sides by 33 engraved views of famous buildings including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords. This is the second state of the map that was originally published in 1832.

John Shury (or Sherry) is mentioned in a letter from Richard Phillips, a distinguished chemist and member of the Royal Society, to Michael Faraday, dated 4 September 1821: “Send to the engraver to wait upon you for the plate – he is a civil but rather a stupid dog – his name is Shury, Charterhouse House [sic] Street, Charterhouse Square.” (Letter 148, ‘The correspondence of Michael Faraday’, by Michael Faraday, Frank A. J. L. James)

Title in panel across the top, in the center the royal arms together with those of Westminster and Southwark. At bottom right scale-bar and explanation of boundary symbols. Greek key border. Engraver/printer details in margin at bottom left continuing on bottom right.

Scale: 3 3/4 inches to one statute mile.


  1. Howgego 343 (2).