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[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.
A mid-eighteenth century German map of London's environs, extending to High Wickham in the west, clockwise to Dunstable, Luton ('Ludon'), Chelmsford ('Chlemsford'), Rochester, Leatherhead ('Lederhead') and Maidenhead. Underneath is a prospect of showing from the Palce of Wetminster to the Tower of London, featuring London Bridge covered in houses. HOWGEGO No. 88.
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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.
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[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.
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[Parish plan of Wapping] St. Mary, White Chapel and St. John, Wapping Parish. London, 1755. 360 x 310mm.
Plan of the parishes of St Mary, White Chapel and St John, Wapping with an extesnive key. From the 1755 edition of Stow's Survey of the cities of London and Westminster.
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[The plan for London's first bypass] A plan of the intended New Road from Padington to Islington. London: Gentleman's Magazine, 1756. 165 x 480mm.
The plan to build the Euston Road & Pentonville Road, showing from Edgeware Road east to Islington High Street, with a key to show whose land the proposed route would cut through. It was the scheme of the Duke of Grafton, who wanted a better route to drive his cattle to Smithfield Market. Oxford Steet is also marked, as are Berkeley, Grosvenor, Cavendish, Hanover, Red Lion and Lincoln's Inn Squares. Buildings include Middlesex Hospital, Foundlings Hospital, Montague House (later the British Museum), St Giles's Church, Fenning's Folly (a building named for built on marshy ground), 'Farthing Pye House' (a pub known for its pies, frequented by William Blake) and White Conduit House (future home to the White Conduit Club, later reorganised as the Marylebone Cricket Club).
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[One of the earliest maps of Islington] A new and accurate survey of the parishes of St Andrews Holbourn without the freedom... London, 1756. 380 x 245mm.
Engraved for Maitland's Survey of London. Plan of the parishes of St Andrew's, Holborn, St George's, Queen Square, St James's Clerkenwell, St Luke's, Old Street, St Mary's Islington and the Charterhouse Liberty. Upper Street, Islington, is clearly shown, as is New River Pond.
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[A reduced version of Rocque's landmark map of London] To Martin Folkes Esq.r President of the Royal Sociery: This Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, with the Contigious Buildings; is humbly Inscribed by his most humble Servants John Pine and John TInney. London: John Ryall, John Bowles & Son & Thomas Bowles, 1763. 515 x 940mm. Minor repairs to edges.
A reduction of Rocque's monumental 24-sheet map of London, here on one sheet, albeit an unusually large sheet of paper for the period. With the plan engraved by Isaac Basire and the letters by R.W. Seale, it was apparently published as an advertisement for the full-size map: the text under the map transcribes the endorsement of Folkes and Davall, two members of the Royal Society, for the accuracy of Rocque's trigonometrical survey. First published in 1749, this example comes from the third state; only the publication line has been changed. Usually a map of this size would have been printed on two sheets and then joined. Producing a map of this size needed not only a large sheet of paper, but also a large copper printing plate and press. HOWGEGO: 100. (3).
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[A pair of maps of London's first by-passes] A New Plan of the City of London and Borough of Southwark Exhibiting all the New Streets, Roads, &c. Not Extent in any other Plan. [&] A New Plan of the City and Liberty of Westminster, Exhibiting all the New Streets & Roads, with the Residences of the the Principal Nobility, Public Offices, &c. Not extant in any other Plan. London, c.1772. Original colour. Two sheets, each 460 x 535mm. Very fine condition.
Two maps on the same scale but overlapping by c.130mm, detailing the improvements to the infastructure of London. According to the key 'New Roads are Colourd with a light brown'; these include 'The New Road from Paddington to Islington' and City Road in the north, and Blackfriars Road and Borough Road, connecting the new Blackfriars Bridge and Westminster Bridge south of the Thames. These schemes were the among the first London bypasses. The maps were first issued in with Jefferys' name dated 1762, but only the Westminster sheet of that edition has been found. HOWGEGO: 122, fourth state.
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[Scarce antique map of London] A New and exact Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster & the Borough of Southwark to this present year [...] Exhibiting in a neater and more distinct manner not only all the New Buildings to this Year but also a considerable Number of Streets, Lanes & Alleys, Churches, Inns of Court, Halls, Hospitals &c. more than any Map hitherto published. Whereunto are added the Rates of Hackney Coachmen and Watermen with several other useful embelishments. London: Robert Sayer, 1778. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 565 x 1020mm.
A large and detailed plan of London, decorated with recently-added inset prospect of London and views of St James's Palace, the Queen's Palace, Westminster Abbey & St Paul's. Tables give a key for the wards, and rates for hackney coaches and watermen. Bottom right are the arms of 12 city companies. HOWGEGO: 82, this state not listed.
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[Folding plan of London in 1783] The London Directory or a New & Improved Plan of London, Westminster & Southwark; with the adjacent Country, the New Buildings, the New Roads, and the late alterations by Opening of New Streets & Widening of others 1783. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1783. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen, total 415 x 530mm. Linen reinforced on verso.
Plan of London extending from Hyde Park Corner clockwise to Tyburn, Islington, Mile End, Rotherhithe, Newington Butts and Chelsea Water Works.
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