This site is about the History of East London & Essex , which share many links. Much of the early history of Essex is now entwined into that of the East of London - and some areas are still in Essex, but feel more a part of London.
This map shows the rough boundaries of a London Parish in 1900
I am extremely grateful to David Hale for allowing me to link to his maps at the MAPCO site , a fantastic resource which is now back online again.
Here is the Scottish nls site (national library of Scotland) - There are over 86,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland, but also maps of England and Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgium.
1800 - East Ham & West Ham 1800 Map from Silvertown – a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.
The Greenwood map of London in 1827
1844 - Moggs London map & how to visit in 8 days (gif is 1 MB in size). OR ( jpeg is 230KB)
For maps of Essex, I have only found one decent site - see the Foxearth site maps ; I always welcome feedback if you know otherwise.
1848 - Bethnal Green map (Either a 2MB + gif file) 0r (an 0.4 MB jpeg image)
1852 - Watkins Commercial & General Map in 1852 (Watkins map page)
1900 - Street Map of London
The assorted Maps of Tower hamlet is an absolutely brilliant resource I have been keeping to myself - it allows simultaneous views of different peiods in time - i.e. 1745, 1766, 1801, 1802, 1822, 1831, 1844, 1853, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for bethnal Green & Stepney.
And more Maps of Tower Hamlet in 1745, 1801, 1831, 1853, 1861, 1875, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for Bow, Bromley & Poplar.
1899 - The London Railway map of Central London in 1899
1900 - East Ham & West Ham 1900 Map from Silvertown – a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.
Old Maps at old-maps.co.uk
The Baedeker Old Guide Books (includes London and its environs 1905 & 1910) & the WORLD
Modern - Streetmap.co.uk
With thanks to the site at victorianlondon.org which holds a fantastic array of other London Victorian material.