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A new map of the citties of London Westminster & ye borough of Southwarke, with their suburbs shewing ye streets, lanes, allies, courts etc. with othe [sic] remarks, as they are now, trully & carefully delineated

A new map of the citties of London Westminster & ye borough of Southwarke, with their suburbs shewing ye streets, lanes, allies, courts etc. with othe [sic] remarks, as they are now, trully & carefully delineated

Cartographer: Hollar, Wenceslaus

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 2.55

Item number: 55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: 4 5/8 '' : 2000 paces or 1 mile

Large map of London with prospect view of the City from Bankside in a strip above the main plan. Entitled "Prospect of London as it was flourishing before the destruction by fire", the view is based on Hollar's celebrated view of London from Bankside of 1647 and shows London from Worcester House (just west of the Savoy) on the west to Wapping and St Catherine's Docks to the east.
The view shows London before the fire being composed almost exclusively of Gothic buildings, Inigo Jones’s Banqueting Hall at Whitehall and the classical restoration of St. Paul’s cathedral being the only examples of Renaissance architecture. The map, with title in cartouche, reference tables at top right and top left and scale bar at bottom centre, is a very minute bird's eye view of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark and the suburbs showing London after the fire growing in area faster than ever before. Stepney Church, for example, marks a new point of growth east of the city.

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