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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans.
[Plan of Elizabethan London] A Plan of London Westm.r and Southwark w.th ye Riv.r Thames, as they were Surveyd and publish't by Authority toward ye latter end of ye Raign of Queen Elizabeth; or about ye year of our Lord 1600. which being compared w.th ye new map of London ~ The prodigious increase of Building and other alteration of ye names and situation of Street &c in the last Centry will plainly appear. London, Hatton, 1708. Coloured. 330 x 475mm. Top cenetrfold tears repaired. Backed with archivist's paper.
The fourth and final state of the earliest printed map of London to survive, the only English edition. Originally published in 1572 for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, the title had been 'Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis', in a title cartouche top centre. When Jansson re-issued the plate in 1657 he had a new title 'Londinium Vulgo London' engraved in a new cartouche over the four figures in Elizabethan dress bottom centre. The old cartouche has been erased but no new information has been added in its place, so the roads just end in empty fields. The title estimates the date of the survey to be c.1600, but the likely date would be half-a-century earlier: in the centre of London is the old St. Paul's Cathedral, showing its spire, which was was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561, and was not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666.
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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
[Map of the environs of London with inset views of Royal Palaces] Accurater Grundriss u: Gegend der Koenigl:Gross Gros-Britannischen Haupt und Residenz-Stadt London.. Nuremberg, c.1710. Original colour with additions. 495 x 590mm. Some restorations, a good dark impression.
Detailed map of London and its environs, extending to Windsor, High Barnet, Rainham and Norwood, decorated with inset views of Windsor Castle, the royal palaces at Hampton Court and Kensington, and the King's Hospitals at Chelsea and Greenwich. HOWGEGO: 58.
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[Early Italian Plan of London] Londra. Padua, Lasor à Varea, 1713, set in a page of text, coloured, 85 x 120mm.
Valegio's townplan of London, a reduced version of the Braun & Hogenberg. From the re-issue of Valegio's townbook by Lasor à Varea, called "Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum Calamo Delineatus". HOWGEGO No. 5a
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[Plan of London in the reign of George I] A Plan of the City's of London, Westminster and Borough of Southwark; with the new Additional Buildings. Anno 1720. London, John Senex, 1720. Coloured. 505 x 590mm.
A Georgian map of London, scale 5½' to a mile, with extensive keys under the map. The city is shown before the explosive growth of later in the century: in the West End Buckingham House (now Palace) is in the middle of fields; Bond Street is lined on the west by fields, and Berkeley House & Burlington House are the last buildings of Piccadilly; and 'Oxford Road' is the northern limit of development. In the north New River Head is in fields, as is Haberdasher's Hospital (the original site of Haberdasher's School). South of the Thames the area between Lambeth and Southwark is still mainly fields, although a little ribbon-development has begun along the roads. HOWGEGO: 65.
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[London after the Fire] An Exact Surveigh of the Streets, Lanes, and Churches, Comprehend within the Ruins of the City of London... Reduced into one Intire Plat by John Leake. London, George Vertue, 1723. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 535 x 1260mm.
Copied from Leake's map of 1667 (etched by Hollar), the map shows the extent of the Great Fire, and marks the buildings lost to the flames, with pre-fire elevations of some of the buildings. HOWGEGO: 21, derivative 1.
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[Miniature map of 18th century London] London. Leiden, 1707. 125 x 160mm.
Miniature map of London from the 'Delices de la Grande Bretagne', with a 24-point key under the map. Howgego writes that it was possibly engraved by Johannes de Ram. HOWGEGO: 54.
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[An early 18th century plan of London] Plan de la Ville de Londres et de Westminster avec le Bourg de Soutwark leurs Faubourgs et leurs Environs. Paris, 1727. Coloured. 470 x 630mm. Minor repairs to wormholes, otherwise good.
An attractive french map of early 18th century London extending from St James's Park in the west, clockwise to Islington, Mile End and to Lambeth, with a 123 point key. In the bottom corners are illustrations of The Monument and St Mary Le Bow. HOWGEGO: 73.
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[Early 18th century map of London] Londinum celeberrima Metropolis, splendissima Regia et opulentissimum Angliae Emporium, accuratissime delineata per Mathaeum Seutter. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with later additions. 505 x 585mm.
A detailed map of Hanoverian London, drawn by Johann Thomas Kraus, extending to Hyde Park Corner in the west, clockwise to Islington, Stepney, Bermondsey and Lambeth, with an extensive key. Top left are the Royal Arms and top left a German text description of the city. Underneath is a prospect of the City showing Wren's rebuilding work after the Great Fire, derived from Kip, also with a key, South of the Thames the Globe Theatre is depicted, despite it having been pulled down c.1645. HOWGEGO: 68.
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[A fine three-sheet map of Georgian London] Urbium Londini et West-Monasterii nec non Suburbii Southwark accurata Ichnographia... 1736. Nuremberg, 1736. Original colour with additions. Three sheets conjoined, total 520 x 1720mm.
A large and very decorative town plan of London, showing from Grosvenor Square and Buckingham House in the west to Stepney Church in the east, Clerkenwell in the north and Southwark in the south. Many of the most important buildings are shown in profile. A large title cartouche with the Royal arms of George II completes this very striking map. This map often appears just as a two-sheet map. The right sheet here, half of which is taken up with a view of St James's Square and elevations of St Paul's, the Royal Exchange and the Custom House, was only included in a deluxe edition. HOWGEGO: 81.
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[Map of Elizabethan London] A View of London about the Year 1560. London, c.1738. Coloured. 310 x 475mm.
A reduced version of one of the first plans of London, incorrectly attributed to Agas. The style is much the same as Braun & Hogenberg, with the buildings shown in profile. St Paul's Cathedral is in the centre of the map, London Bridge has buildings on it, and The Globe and the Bull-Baiting Ring can be seen on the south bank of the river. Published as the frontispiece to Maitland's 'History of London'. HOWGEGO 8 (b).
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