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The Cittie of London (1633)

The Cittie of London (1633)

Cartographer: Ryther, Augustine

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1633

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 1.31

Item number: 31

Length: 368

Width: 464

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: none

This map has been attributed to Augustine Ryther, an engraver who prospered between 1572 and 1592, contributing to Saxton's Atlas of 1579.

This plan was produced to satisfy a European market, and contains certain inaccuracies which a native Londoner would not have tolerated. The streets appear very much wider than they were in actuality. Houses are depicted as having large gardens, when these had, in fact, begun to disappear from London two centuries before.

The map details the gap at the north end of London Bridge, caused by a fire in 1632.

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