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LONDINOPOLIS; An Historical Discourse Or - Howel, Jem - 1657. [1194303]
London Printed by J. Streater. 1657 - 1st Ed. Sm. folio. [x] + 407pp. + [viii]. Rubric t.p., [lacking port. frontis.], EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with 2 folding maps [see note]. Browning, inscriptions of Anne Hildeyard and Muriel Hildeyard to head of t.p., first few leaves and last 50 odd pages with light waterstain to lower portion also affecting one map, marbled e.ps., ex.-libris Newman, early period blind embossed calf, light wear, lightly stained along lower portion of boards, gilt lettering to each of the six compartments of spine, split to head of upper joint. The two folding maps as follows: A Pocket Map of London, Westminster And Southwark With Ye New Buildings to Ye Year 1764 without letterpress along tail, 49cm x 25cm.‘This pocket map of London was published in 'A New History of London' by the Reverend George Reeves. Its title appears in a square table near top left, with built-up areas in the city stippled while other built-up areas are hatched. St. Paul's Cathedral and other prominent buildings are represented pictorially. The map is a derivative of a 1740 map showing the housing development north of Cavendish Square, which was never built.’ British Library. Anonymous Cartographer.A Pocket Map of London Westminster And Southwark With the New Buildings to Ye Year 1737 Not Extant in any other Map. Printed & Sold by George Foster at the White Horse opposite to the North Gate in St. Pauls Church Yard Liondon 1737.‘The title of this map appears in ornamental cartouche at top left, with fares of hackney coaches in tables at top- and middle-right. Fares of water ferries feature at bottom centre. The built-up area is stippled in the City of London itself, and hatched elsewhere, with the city boundaries outlined in colours.’ British Library.Upcott 674-5. ‘Anthony à Wood states, that this work is mostly taken from J. Stow’s Survey of London .’ With errors of paging as noted by Upcott.ESTC 13420 Largely borrowed from Stow. Cf. DNB. Title page in red and black. Engraved portrait is signed: C. Melan et Bosse Sculp. "A catalogue of Mr. Howels works .": p. [8-9] at end. Includes index.Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H3091. Van, W.H. Notes on the writings of James Howell, 38a. Pforzheimer, 515.’James Howell (1594?–1666), historian and political writer, born at Llangamarch, Brecknockshire. US$858 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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