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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

KNYFF, Leonard. [An early plan of St James's Park]
Le Palais et Park de St James. St James Palace and Park. London, 1707. Coloured. 350 x 485mm.
A plan of St James's Park as laid out by André Mollet, gardener-in-chief of the park for Charles II after the Restoration in 1660. It shows the park before the canal was widened to make to look more natural and the east end was filled to build Horse Guards Parade. In the west Buckingham House has yet to be built (1703). This plate was engraved by John Kip after the transcription of Leonard Knyff (1650-1722), a Dutch landscape painter. The view was published in ''Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces, as Also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates'', published the year that Queen Anne signed the Act of Union that created Great Britain.
[Ref: 17166]    £450.00 ($603 • €513 rates)


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.
[Ref: 17647]    £2,300.00 ($3,082 • €2,620 rates)


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.
[Ref: 15768]    £1,200.00 ($1,608 • €1,367 rates)


VALEGIO, Francesco. [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
[Ref: 9808]    £220.00 ($295 • €251 rates)


LEAKE, John. [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.
[Ref: 8602]    £1,900.00 ($2,546 • €2,164 rates)


DANET, Guillaume. [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.
[Ref: 10993]    £1,800.00 ($2,412 • €2,050 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [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.
[Ref: 16985]    £2,400.00 ($3,216 • €2,734 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [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, and, sixty years after the event, the extent of the losses of the Great Fire of London are still marked. 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.
[Ref: 16076]    £3,500.00 ($4,690 • €3,987 rates)


VERTUE, George. [A plan of the defences of London during the Civil War]
A Plan of the City and Suburbs of London as fortified by Order of Parliament in the Years 1642 & 1643. London, 1738. Coloured. 220 x 350mm. A fine example
At the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642 London was staunchly Parliamentarian, even giving sanctuary to the five M.P.s whose attempted arrest by Charles I sparked the conflict. As the Royalist army approached London defences were thrown up arround the whole urban area of London and Westminster, including Lambeth and Southwark south of the river. Despite the Royalists winning the Battle of Brentford in November they never tested these defences. The engraver (and probably publisher) of this map was George Vertue, a leading member of the Society of Antiquaries. He specialised in copying rare early manuscripts, prints and maps for posterity, for example the so-called 'Agas' map of Tudor London and this map, one of the very few printed maps of Civil War London.
[Ref: 18082]    £285.00 ($382 • €325 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The environs of London, with a prospect of the city]
Regionis Quae Est Circa Londinum, Specialis Representatio... Nuremberg, c.1741. Original colour with additions. 510 x 580mm. Old ink numeral in top left corner.
A superb example of Homann Heirs map of London's environs, in fine original colour. Many of the villages and towns shown, have now been incorporated into the urban sprawl and live on only in name. Extending north to south from Luton to Tadworth and east to west from Rayleigh to Maidenhead. With a prospect below of London and Westminster n taken from the south side of the Thames. HOWGEGO: 88.
[Ref: 15752]    £750.00 ($1,005 • €854 rates)


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