|Published||By Maude Parker, R.W.A. 1937. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh & London.|
|Dimensions||Two panels 202 x 1140 mm each|
A decorative pictorial map of the River Thames, from Magdalen Bridge in Oxford to Purfleet and Tilbury past London. The map, printed over two sheets, lists all of the towns, villages, bridges, weirs, locks, and other features along the river's course. The spaces on either side of the river are filled with vignettes of the many landmarks and places of interest along the path of the Thames. On the first panel are Oxford, Abingdon, Clifton Hampden House, Wallingford, Goring, Mapledurham, Henley, Sonning Bridge, Medmenham Abbey, Marlow, Bisham, Bourne End, Maidenhead, and Windsor. On the second are Weybridge and Shepperton, Staines, Chertsey, Hampton Court, Twickenham, Putney, Richmond, Battersea, Big Ben, Westminster, Wapping, London Bridge, Woolwich, Greenwich, Gravesend, Erith Rands Reach, Long Reach, and Beacon Rock Purfleet.
The map was published with a note by Bartholomew about the series: In addition to the River Thames, Miss Parker has produced pictorial maps of the Wye, Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed which are of especial interest
Maude Parker (fl.1930s) was a British illustrator and mapmaker. A member of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), she may be the same Maud Parker who exhibited at the RWA, and was active in Bristol and Cornwall during the 1920s and 1930s.
Condition: Printed over two sheets. Vertical folds as issued. Minor wear to folds. Minor foxing and time toning to sheets. Framed in a pair of black box frames.