The Evolution of London, mapped through its roadways
May 10, 2014 2:02 PM Subscribe
posted by filthy light thief (15 comments total)
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In seven minutes, you can see the evolution of London, as seen in its road network
, from the Roman port city of Londonium
through the Anglo-Saxon
, Early Georgian
and Late Georgian
, Early Victorian
and Late Victorian
, Early 20th Century
and Postwar London
, set to the scale of the 600 square miles of modern London, though the original city core is a very dense square mile.
If you missed the narration and can't read the subtitles, this appears to be script
, with an embedded QuickTime version of the video.
The video also highlights the distribution of listed buildings
and scheduled monuments
in greater London. For more of that type of mapping, here is a video of England's protected buildings and areas
, focusing on the types of protection instead of the timeline individual locations, also
* Richard Horwood, an extraordinary map-maker
, whose map of London, Westminster & Southwark (First edition) 1792-9 is the "Late Georgian" map example linked above the fold.
* the University of Chicago's collection of Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Urban Rail Transit Maps
, including London, New York, Chicago, Calcutta & Howrah, and more.
Previously: John Strype's Survey of London (1720)