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A New & accurate PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON & WSTMINSTER & BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK

A New & accurate PLAN of the CITIES of LONDON & WSTMINSTER & BOROUGH of SOUTHWARK

Publisher: Cluer Dicey

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace V

Item number: 163

Length: 597

Width: 1080

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: [7": 1/2 mile]

Map scale description: none

This is the sixth edition of a map first published in 1765. It includes views of London landmarks, such as St James's Palace and St Paul's Cathedral, and the arms of the 12 principal City Companies. Dicey was a map seller rather than a cartographer and much of his work is derivative or reissued from earlier plates. This map states that it is printed according to an "Act of Parliament". This makes reference to the Act passed in 1734 to curb the practice of unacknowledged copying. Thereafter, anyone who breached the new 14-year copyright period would have to hand over their derivative plates to the master of the original, paying 5 shillings for each offending print on the premises.

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