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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 ($630 • €509 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 ($3,220 • €2,599 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 ($308 • €249 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 ($2,660 • €2,147 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 ($3,360 • €2,712 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 ($399 • €322 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 ($1,050 • €848 rates)


HAYWOOD, William & GASCOYNE, John. [A survey of the Tower of London in 1597]
A True and Exact Draught of the Tower Liberties survey'd in the year 1597 by Gulielmus Haiward and J. Gascoyne. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1742. 415 x 550mm. Blind stamp of the Hull Public Library in margin.
This survey of the Tower and its immediate environs, surveyed in 1597 to settle a dispute over jurisdiction between the Tower authorities and the City of London. As the monarch's property, the Tower of London always had the status of a 'Liberty', independent of both the City of London or the County of Middlesex. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries land outside the moat was added to Henry VIII's property, so that the 'Liberties of the Tower of London' included both Tower Hill and East Smithfield. On the 29th June 1595 trouble broke out on Tower Hill, with a crowd of over a thousand gathered to protest against an unpopular Major of London. When the Major sent the Tower Street Watch to Tower Hill to quell the disturbance, Sir Michael Blount, Lieutenant of the Tower, felt his authority was being undermined and turned out the Tower guards to repell the Major's men, which was done with force. The Tower Hill Riot is considered one of the most dangerous urban uprising of the century and the response was harsh, with Queen Elizabeth putting the City under martial law. The rioters were held to have crossed the line between riot and rebellion and five were hung, drawn and quartered on Tower Hill. This plan was commissioned by the Privy Council to determine the extent of the Tower Liberties, in order to clarify jurisdiction. Judging in the Tower's favour, they also increased the size of the garrison and recommended further fortification to secure the Tower from further unrest.
[Ref: 13194]    £680.00 ($952 • €768 rates)


GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [London after the Great Fire]
A Plan of London and Westminster Shewing the Forts erected by Order of the Parliament in 1643 & the Desolation by the Fire in 1666. London, 1749. Coloured. 200 x 250mm.
A plan of London showing civil war defences erected in 1643: 18 miles of ramparts with forts and and gates. Built to protect the city from attacks by Charles I, they were never tested: Royalist troops won the Battle of Brentford in November 1642 but Charles decided to end the campaign season, and never got as close to London again. Also marked on the map is the area destroyed by the Great Fire of London, nearly 25 years later.
[Ref: 18083]    £325.00 ($455 • €367 rates)


COLE, Benjamin. [Ward map of Baynards Castle & Faringdon Ward]
Baynards Castle ward and Faringdon ward within their divisions into parishes according to a new survey London, 1755. 380 x 480mm. Narrow margin on left, repairs to margins.
The plan is decorated with the arms of the arms of Sir Robert Ladbroke, Alderman of Baynard Castle, and William Bridgen, Alderman of Farringdon, to whom the plan is inscribed. There are llustrated views of St Bennet's Church, St Martin's Church and St Andrew's church at bottom right. St Pauls Cathedral is in the centre of the plan. Engraved for Maitland's Survey of London.
[Ref: 17009]    £280.00 ($392 • €316 rates)


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