Detailed, Hand-Drawn Map of London

Artist Stephen Walter made an enormous, detailed, hand-drawn map of London. It's called "The Island" and is a satire of Londoners' alleged view that their city is independent of the rest of the UK. In an interview about his work, Walter said:

Discoveries such as the First Earl of Salisbury having honeymooned, in 1589, in what is now a dodgy part of Edmonton caused much amusement. The map charts the birthplaces of famous people such as Alfred Hitchcock, Samuel Palmer, Noel Edmonds and Phyllis Pearsall (the originator of the London A-Z). It notes where Winston Churchill went to school, the gymnasium where Arnold Schwarzenegger trained, where the speed of sound was first recorded, the place where Oliver Twist was taught to thieve, the hotel where Hendrix died, sites of old palaces and prisons and the main encampments of the peasant revolts …

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