Edward Wallis produced a Guide for Strangers through London that became an essential tool for visitors to London. Successive editions (1813, 1821, 1826, 1841) allow the historian to trace the growth of many parts of the city, including the area north of the Paddington to Islington Road. The maps show London in a folding plan dissected into panels and laid on brown linen. The printed map was then hand colour. The map includes an alphabetical list of streets beneath, corresponding with a lettered grid on the map. Other period maps are available from Mapco.
Wallis inherited his father’s (John Wallis) business in 1818 and continued to publish geographical games and puzzles as well as more conventional maps such as this one.