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- Object: London and Westminster in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth Anno Dom. 1563
Plan of the City of London and Westminster as it appeared in 1563; the Abbey at bottom left; Westminster joined to the City by the Strand, with the Savoy and Somerset Place bordering the Thames; the City shown with the wall and gates, reaching as far north as St Giles and Cripplegate, and the Tower of London on the right; London Bridge shown with buildings leading across to Southwark; fields surrounding the City. 1789
Etching and engraving from two plates, joined
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Height: 413 millimetres
Width: 1055 millimetres (overall)
- Curator's comments
- This map is referenced in James Howgego, 'Printed Maps of London c.1553-1850' 2nd edition, p.48, under cat.8. Howgego tells us it is based on a derivative of the Agas map by George Vertue (a), and it is the earliest and largest of the several map views based on Vertue's version.
For an impression of Vertue's map in the Crace Collection in the BM see 1880,1113.1117-1118.
In Heal Topography there is also an aerial photograph of London, printed as a poster by the Underground Railway in 1927.
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