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We Love This Hand-Drawn Map Of Central London

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We Love This Hand-Drawn Map Of Central London

Bronagh Kennedy took 100 hours to hand-draw this map of inner London. The work is based on 1914 Ordnance Survey maps and depicts London before the destruction of WWII and the redevelopments of 60s and 70s. Devoid of street names and other labels, the chart lets the street patterns do the talking.

The map is available to buy in several sizes. More details on the map, and Bronagh's other impressive London prints, can be found on her website.

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Last Updated 06 October 2016

Ian Whitby

Beautiful drawings - maps are always such fascinating things!

John

The work is based on a 1914 Ordnance Survey map and depicts London from a point outside the 50 year Crown copyright. It is devoid of street names because it had already taken 100 hours and it seemed like a faff to copy them in.

If you want historic A0 maps of central london (or anywhere else in the country) you can download them for free from the National Library of Scotland - http://maps.nls.uk/os/

mirkle

How do they differ from the ordnance survey maps they are copied from? Don't get it.