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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The earliest available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1575. Original colour restored. 330 x 490mm. A fine example.
The earliest town plan of London to survive, a 'map-view' with the major buildings shown in profile, and no consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, inspired by the success of the 'Theatrum', the atlas compiled by Abraham Ortelius. This example is from the fourth state of the plate, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. Part of the trade deal was their obligation to maintain Bishopsgate, the gate through the city walls that led to their interests in East Anglia. The rump cities of the Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2).
[Ref: 18477]    £7,500.00 ($9,315 • €8,325 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [Antique map of London and surroundings]
Les Environs de Londres, Ou se trouve toutte les Villes, Villages, Maisons, Chemins, Rivieres, a Vinct Milles autour de Londres. Amsterdam, c.1700. Coloured. 490 x 560mm. A few repairs.
Antique map of the environs of London, extending to Staines in the west, clockwise to St Albans & Hatfield, Brentwood & Tilbury, and Leatherhead and Chertsey. HOWGEGO: 51.
[Ref: 12568]    £500.00 ($621 • €555 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. 495 x 590mm.
A fine, dark impression of this 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: 19485]    £1,250.00 ($1,553 • €1,388 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 town plan 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: 10383]    £150.00 ($186 • €167 rates)


OVERTON, Henry. [Early Georgian map of the environs of London]
A New & Correct Map of Thirty Miles Round London Shewing all the Towns, Villages Roads &c with the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry and whatever else is remarkable. Done from the best Surveys Together with an Alphabetical Table for ye ready finding of all Places contain'd in the Map. London, c.1720. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 640 x 960mm. Minor repairs to folds and edges.
Scarce circular map of the environs of London, reaching to Great Marlow in the West, clockwise to Baldock, 'Chlemsford', Canvey Island, Maidstone, Horsham and Godalming. The corners contain tables of distances and the charges for use of bridges & locks on the Thames. Down the sides are extensive keys of placenames. HOWGEGO: 67, state i of ii.
[Ref: 13522]    £2,200.00 ($2,732 • €2,442 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 ($2,360 • €2,109 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Early 18th century plan 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: 18942]    £2,400.00 ($2,981 • €2,664 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 the Homann Heirs map of London's environs, with a prospect of London and Westminster underneath. Extending north to south from Luton to Tadworth and east to west from Rayleigh to Maidenhead, many of the isolated villages and towns shown are now incorporated into the urban sprawl of London and live on only in name. HOWGEGO: 88.
[Ref: 16043]    £750.00 ($932 • €833 rates)


COLE, Benjamin. [Ward map of Coleman Street & Bassishaw]
The wards of Coleman Street and Bassishaw taken from the last survey with corrections & amendments. London, 1754. 380 x 245mm. Trimmed close to printed border at sides.
Engraved for Maitland's Survey of London. The two cartouche at the top of the plan, feature the coats of arms of the map's dedicatees, ward Aldermen Robert Alsop and William Baker. The illustrations show the north east prospect of the Parish Church of St Michael Bassishaw and the south east prospect of the Parish Church of St Stephen Coleman Street.
[Ref: 16877]    £160.00 ($199 • €178 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [A Dutch copy of Rocque's map of the environs of London]
Kaart van Londen enz en van het Naby Gelegen Land ruim ein Urr gaans rondsom dezelve Stad; getrokken uit de groote gemeeten Kaart van der H.r John Rocque. Amsterdam, 1754. Original Colour. 290 x 425mm.
A much reduced verion of Rocque's 16-sheet map of the environs of London, although only extending west to Hammersmith rather than Hampton Court. HOWGEGO: 102.
[Ref: 18276]    £320.00 ($397 • €355 rates)


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