Gillian Tindall

Charting the Capital

London: A History in Maps

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Six years ago the British Library put on a much appreciated exhibition of maps of London curated by the head of its map collections, Peter Barber. At the same time, it published a book by Peter Whitfield that, though ostensibly on the same subject, was in no sense a catalogue of the exhibition. Running these two things together was confusing.

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