Collection online

London / London Verbrandt op den 12,13,14, en 15 September, Nieuwe-stijl, 1666

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • London
    • London Verbrandt op den 12,13,14, en 15 September, Nieuwe-stijl, 1666
  • Description

    A broadside on the Great Fire of London; with an engraving by Schut showing a view of the burning city, in the middle ground the river Thames and Southwark, in the foreground people and dogs on a hill, the scene framed with an engraved ornamental border of foliage and fruits; with engraved title, inscriptions, numbering 1-20, and legend, and with letterpress title and text in two columns. ([Amsterdam,] Nicolaes Visscher I: 1666)


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1666
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 436 millimetres (printed area)
    • Width: 284 millimetres (printed area)
    • Height: 214 millimetres (engraving)
    • Width: 280 millimetres (engraving)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in the plate.
  • Curator's comments

    For another impression, see 1880,1113.1167. This has the publication line "t'Amsterdam, by Nicolaes Visscher, in de Kalver-Straet, in de Visscher" which has been cut off this impression.

  • Bibliography

    • Muller 1863-1882 2251 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 33 (Schut (without letterpress as part of a series)) bibliographic details
    • Paas 1985 continuing PA553 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Broadsides D+F 1666 Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Great Fire of London
      September 1666
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: PPA92528

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 


Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help