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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,1113.1124.1-4

  • Title (object)

    • London
  • Description

    View of London from South bank, old St Paul's in the mid-distance at centre left, St Mary Overie at Southwark and London Bridge in the foreground at centre right, shipping in the river; in the sky, angels with trumpets and a banderole, and cartouches framed with cherubs and arms at far right and left; state with etched lettering but before the woodcut caption above the image, or letterpress publication detail. 1616
    Etching printed from four plates joined as continuous strip

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1616
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 430 millimetres (approx. each plate)
    • Width: 555 millimetres (approx. each plate)
    • Width: 2169 millimetres (full printed image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered at bottom right of first plate with "CIVisscher delineavit", in banderole at top centre with "London", in left-hand cartouche on the first plate with nine lines of Latin text: "Londinum, ...jura Britannis, Londinum:", in right-hand cartouche on fourth plate with eight lines of Latin text: "Londinum mirantur Arabs, Indique Getaeque, ...et nostro Princeps Clarissima seclo. Ludovicus Hondius lusit", also with place names and other text within the image
  • Curator's comments

    See Hind II, pages 96 to 104 for a full description and list of the other three surviving impressions. See also Irene Scouloudi, "Panoramic Views of London 1600-1666", 1953, pp.24-29.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 135 bibliographic details
    • Crace 1878 I.16 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Crace Collection main series)

  • Exhibition history

    2012 London, BM, Shakespeare

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.1124.1-4

  • Additional IDs

    • 1981,U.443

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