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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Museum number

    1880,1113.5498

  • Description

    An aeronautical view of London; bird's eye view over the city from mid-stream on the Thames, looking towards Westminster; the Tower of London in foreground slightly to right, with docks stretching to the far right; the river busy with shipping, leading up to London Bridge followed by a succession of further bridges along the Thames; countryside beyond city, the river winding its way into the distance on the left; compasses at bottom of view. 1831
    Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1831
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 282 millimetres
    • Width: 1020 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Any lettering has been cut off.
  • Bibliography

    • Crace XXXVI.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Crace Collection main series

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.5498


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