[Silvertown.] London. Sheet LXXX.Edition of 1894-96.
Zincograph with hand colour, sheet 700 x 990mm, 27½ x 39". With stencilled sheet number and mss. notes. Laid on linen, some surface soiling, tears, edges chipped.
A large-scale plan (1/2500) of Silvertown in Newham. Of particular interest is Cresent Wharf, described as a 'chemical works'. During WWI this was a TNT factory, which exploded in 1917: the 'Silvertown Explosion' is believed to be the largest explosion in Britain up to that time, killing 73, injuring 400 and laying waste to seven hectares of warehouses. This sheet has been used to record the property of the Port of London Authority, noting sales.
From the Port of London Authority archives.
[Ref: 10969] £220.00