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Cartographer: Velagio, Francesco

Medium: Etching, with line-engraving

Date: 1595

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 1.16

Item number: 16

Length: 89

Width: 121

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: Scale not given

This small Italian etching is one of the earliest surviving maps of the city of London. It appeared in a book by Francesco Velagio entitled 'Raccolta di le piu` illustri et famose citta di tutto il mondo'. Published in Venice around 1595, the book depicts the main Italian and European cities. The map was copied for a fresco in a church in the Italian city of Mantua.

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