Londres, Capitale de L’Angleterre


A view of London as it appeared before the Great Fire.

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This panorama of London’s city center is viewed from the southern banks of the Thames looking north and is based on a monumental work by Wenceslas Hollar in 1647. It shows the British capital prior to the devastating fire that destroyed a significant portion in 1666.

Captions identify the Tower, London Bridge, White Hall, bear-baiting, and more. St. Paul’s is lacking its distinctive dome, pre-dating the design by Christopher Wren which replaced the structure gutted by the fire. Published in Leiden by Pieter Van der Aa in 1719.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1719

Author: Pieter van der Aa

Sheet Width (in): 15.5

Sheet Height (in): 13.25

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Faint toning to the sheet and minor discoloration along centerfold. A few smudges in the margins, but the image remains in near fine condition on a strong sheet.


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