Miniature of a view of the Tower of London with London Bridge, from Charles d'Orleans' Poetry


This illustration depicts three key sights of London: The Tower of London, the Custom’s House and London Bridge in the background. In the different scenes, the artist shows off London’s military strength and fortitude, as well as its mercantile wealth as a centre of trade, depicted by the busy Thames flowing past the Custom’s House and the bridge connecting the city and the South.

Full title:
Charles d'Orleans, Poetry; Pseudo-Heloise, Epistles; 'Les demands d'amours'; 'Le livre dit grace entiere'
c. 1450 - 99, London
Manuscript / Illustration
Charles d'Orleans
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Royal MS 16 F II

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