The British Museum's Crace Collection
Thanks to a grant from the London Topographical Society, the British Museum’s Crace Collection of London Views is currently being catalogued on to the Museum’s Online Database. The collection comprises maps, plans and views of London, Westminster and Southwark, collected and arranged by Frederick Crace and edited by his son John Gregory Crace who sold them to the Museum in 1880.
For anyone interested in London topography this is an exciting development, as it makes a rich and wide-ranging selection of London views readily available for anyone to peruse and download in digitised form:
For more information on this cataloguing project, involving over 6000 prints, drawings and maps, see Sheila O’Connell’s article in Newsletter No 69 (November 2009).