John Tallis’s London Street Views

A piece of mine called ‘Transformation and Specialization in London and its Topography’ has just been published by the Journal of Victorian Culture; this is part of a roundtable examining John Tallis’s London Street Views (1838-40).  At the moment, not all of the contributions have appeared, but in a few days (and in the physical copy of the journal when it comes out later in the year), this will form part of a wider discussion of the Street Views superintended by Alison O’Byrne and Jon Stobart, arising out of a fun day of conversations at the Royal Institute of British Architects last year.

Romantic London’s map showing the locations of Tallis’s Street Views isn’t part of the main site interface as I don’t have copies of the images available at present, butit  can be viewed here if you’re interested.

If you’d like to read more about the Street Views, the Museum of London has created a really interesting interface mapping the western streets that Tallis depicted.  There’s also a great blog by the mysterious Baldwin Hamey that explores the Street Views in detail.

Matthew Sangster

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