Early A - Z of London

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    This map is the 17th century equivalent of a London A–Z. During the 1600s London expanded rapidly. This map was designed to help ‘country men’ find their way around the capital’s tangled streets. The inscription reads: ‘A guide for Cuntrey men In the famous Cittey of LONDON by the helpe of wich plot they shall be able to know how farr it is to any Street’. The list of street names, including Grub streete, Gutter Lane, Milke streete, Thredneedle street and Pie Corner, gives a vivid insight into the city’s smells, sounds and products.

     

    Shelfmark: Maps. Crace I

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