Map of London after the Great Fire

$524.00

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Title: ‘ Grundriss der Statt London wie solche vor und nach dem Brand anzusehen , sampt dem Newen Model wie selbige widrum Auffgebauwet werden solle’ .  A famous , very rare map of London after the Great Fire of 1666 with the burnt area shown in white.. This anonymous map was first published by the Merian Heirs of Frankfurt in 1677. The title appears in a scroll alaong the top, flanked by royal and city arms. Notes on shading and an inset plan of Robert Hooke’s designs for rebuilding the city appear in another scroll at the foot of the plate. Hooke’s plan is given with its own key and reference table. (British Library)

Technique: Handcoloured engraving

Size: 30,5 x 43 cm 

Condition: Good, some folds and restorations 

VAT: Margingoods

 

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