The Oarsman’s and Angler’s Map of the River Thames - E. G. Ravenstein F.R.G.S. Circa 1873-1877 - James Reynolds, London A super copy, of this rare and early map of the Thames, which folds out to over eight feet in length (2.64m, 104”), canvassed backed and housed in the original publisher’s green cloth covers, blind embossed and titled in gilt.

Beginning at Cirencester and Kemble, then passing through Cricklade, Kelmscott, Oxford, Reading, Henley, Maidenhead, ending at London Bridge, including details of locks, the charge to use them, bridges, towns and villages.

With single page introductory notes pasted to front pastedown.
  Dating - No published date printed so estimate based upon bridges shown, and publisher (james Reynolds changed to James Reynolds & Sons in 1877. Albert Bridge is indicated but without road links, assume under construction (1870-73, between Battersea and Chelsea Bridge), Wandsworth Bridge (1873, built between Battersea Railway Bridge and Putney Bridge). Thus Circa 1873-1877.   Condition: A very good to near fine copy, splits to paper pasted to inside spine, , soiling to foredge, minor wear to corners and spine ends   Ref: 106551   Price: HK$ 5,000