Charles Booth’s Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889
with an introduction by Dr David A. Reeder
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This is a set of four loose sheets of inner London (each measuring 52x63cm), colour-coding each street according to the relative wealth of its inhabitants in the 1880s. A fascinating look at what London life was like in this defining era. The map is an evocative portrait of Victorian London, conjuring up the streets of deprivation as well as the green parks and wide boulevards populated by the wealthy with their coaches and shiny horses, impeccably white collars and serious, large, long skirts.