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Plan of the Royal Exchange London

Plan of the Royal Exchange London

Publisher: Campbell, Colin

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1762

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 8.64

Item number: 64

Length: 267

Width: 394

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 2'' : 40 Feet

This plan of the trading floor of the Royal Exchange was published in Colin Campbell's 'Vitruvius Britannicus'. The title is at bottom left, repeated in French at bottom right. The scale bar features at bottom centre. 

The construction of the Royal Exchange on Lombard Street was financed by Thomas Gresham, the Antwerp-based merchant and diplomat. Completed in 1567, the building was destroyed by the great fire of 1666 and a new, larger building, designed by the City Surveyor Edward Jarman, was erected in its place between 1667-69, opening to traders in September 1669.

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