The ward of Aldersgate in the City of London straddles the former line of the London Wall, now partly occupied by the Barbican Estate. This Crace Collection plan contains two features later characteristic of ward maps: the dedication to the Alderman (in this case, Richard Levett), and the inset views of prominent buildings: the churches of St Botolph and St Anne and Agnes, and the Alders gate, which was demolished in 1761.
- Full title:
- A plan of ward of Aldersgate / I. Ilive invt. ; R. W. Seale sculp.
- 1739-40, London
- Etching / Engraving / Map / View / Letterpress
- Jacob Ilive, Richard William Seale
- Usage terms
- Public Domain
- Held by
- British Library
- Maps Crace Port. 8.2
- Article by:
- James Elliot
- Town and city
James Elliot explores 18th-century plans of European and English cities to reveal how urban cartography and urban design developed over the century.