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A map or groundplott of the citty of London with the surburbes therof so farr as the Lord Mayors iurisdiction doeth extend

A map or groundplott of the citty of London with the surburbes therof so farr as the Lord Mayors iurisdiction doeth extend

Cartographer: Hollar, Wenceslaus

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1666

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 2.53

Item number: 53

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

Engraved map of London with title along the top, reference table with key to the city’s landmarks and churches at top right and bottom left respectively and with compass star and scale bar at bottom right. The map shows the extent of the damage to the city caused by the great fire of 1666; the barren city wards contrasting with bird’s eye views of surviving buildings just outside the city.
This small map was probably the basis for the many variations on the theme of the "London Verbrandt" which were published in Amsterdam by Venckel and De Wit in the aftermath of the fire. The fire broke out at a baker’s shop on Pudding Lane near London Bridge on the 2nd of September 1666. The fire destroyed nearly the whole city – 13.000 buildings circa – and though the casualties were few – only eight people died because of the fire – thousands were made homeless.

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