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The newest & exactest mapp of the most famous citties London and Westminster with their suburbs; and the manner of their streets ...

The newest & exactest mapp of the most famous citties London and Westminster with their suburbs; and the manner of their streets ...

Surveyor: Porter, Thomas

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1654

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 1.34

Item number: 34

Length: 286

Width: 787

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: 2'' : 500 Paces

The arms of the Commonwealth and of the City appear on the upper-left corner map, facing the personifications of Justice and Prudence on the upper right.
A number key is provided so users can find "the nearest way from one place to another."
'Pecadilly Hall' appears in place of modern Piccadilly. This was a derisive name for the country house built around 1612 by Robert Baker, a tailor with a shop on the Strand. Baker made his fortune by selling "picadils" (a stiff collar popular at Court). By the 18th Century, Piccadilly was the name of the whole street.

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