|Published||Waterlow & Sons Limited, London Wall, London. [c.1900]|
|Dimensions||266 x 300 mm|
A very scarce, attractive birds-eye map of the Thames Valley, from London to Windsor, published to advertise connections for the Waterloo & City Railway and the London & South Western Railway. The rail lines are shown in bold red tracks across the map, with connecting bus services shown as dashed red lines. The landmarks of London are shown pictorially, as are Windsor, Hampton Court, and the spires of most of the villages of the Thames Valley. An ornate cartouche on the right side of the map lists numerous destinations within easy reach of London.
Waterlow & Sons Limited was a major British-based international printing company. Founded in 1810, the company specialised in engraving and printing currency, postage stamps, and stock and bond certificates, though by the twentieth century had expanded its interests, producing numerous maps, and tourism posters for British rail companies.
Condition: Horizontal and vertical folds as issued. Minor time toning to corners of sheet, not affecting map.