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28 May 2012 | Art & Photography, Maps | By: M@

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Personalised Street View

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Personalised Street View

Latest in our ongoing series to map the city in creative ways.

David Ryan Robinson sends us this densely packed representation of central London (click for better resolution).

Says David: "I started drawing the map and thought "I could make my own hand-drawn Google Map of the UK". Six months down the line and I just finished Zones 1 and 2 of London. It took a lot longer than I thought! Who knows, maybe one day I will expand this to cover the whole of the United Kingdom!"

Good luck with that one. By the time it's complete, we'll all be living in domes on the sea floor.

Close-ups of the silk-screened map can be viewed here, and paper prints can be purchased from David's Etsy store for £120.

Previously101 DalmationsAlbertopolisAngel to BanksideAnglo-Saxon LondonBloomsburyBorough of Southwark,Brixton as a treeCentral LondonCentral London with no street names, District Line (Wimbledon Branch),DocklandsDriver’s Mind MapFamily HistoryFleet ValleyHackneyHampstead HeathHonor Oak Park,Hoxton SquareIsle of DogsKingsland RoadLondon as a gridKing’s Cross and IslingtonLadbroke Grove,London firstsMarketsMayfairMayfair SquaresNew CrossNew Cross (the fields of)Notting HillParis versus LondonPatchwork LondonPigeon LondonPimlicoRiver FleetSecret GardensPrimrose HillRiversShoreditchStoke Newington,Stratford, Super DetailedToiletsTottenham to Aldwych on bikeTube from memoryWalthamstow by mother and daughter,West HampsteadWestminster kettling.


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London like Paris bespeaks its ancient origins:  both like earlier settlements in the Mediterranean  are "riverine" in origin.  Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Rome once and still do share a similar identity as "riverine".