London’s riverside in 1849

Old books. History. London.

Yes, these are things that make me curious and slightly giddy with delight when they all come along at once…

So I love Sydney Padua's post about her latest antique book purchase – a fold out panorama of London's riverside in 1849. Call it the Google Streetview of its time.

This is a section showing river traffic in Greenwich….

Have a look at the whole thing. It's gorgeous…