1859 Map of John Snow’s London

John Snow is the father of modern epidemiology, having tracked the source of a cholera outbreak in London in 1855, thanks to some good old fashioned detective work. It’s a story worth reading, but I won’t go into it here.

At any rate, the UCLA Department of Epidemiology has an interactive online map of London in 1859. You can zoom in on the map down to an amazing level.

I actually have a copy of the map (framed for posterity) that I acquired when I was in my victorian role playing phase. It was hard to find then. Fortunately, you don’t have to conduct the smae long search that I did. You can just look at it online.

Map of Anglo Saxon London

Dark Ages gamers may be interested in this map of Anglo Saxon London. A very large and usable image of the map is at the link.

 

The Oldest Footage Ever Taken Of London

Fascinating stuff for history buffs … which I assume most of my readers are …

A Virtual Tour of London Before The Fire

This is a great piece of work: a 3-D rendering of London in 1666. Very evocative.

Street Scenes of London From The 19th Century

A collection of images from 19th century London. Useful for all those steampunk and Victorian gamers out there.