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A New map of the Cityes of London, Westminster and the Borough of Southwark together with the suburbs as they are now standing
Richard Chiswell - This early town plan of London, published circa 1707, shows the city as laid out around the Thames River, which snakes along the lower half of the map. The city and its surrounding boroughs extend out from the river's shores, with fine engraving of streets and buildings offering detailed insight into the city's development at the beginning of the 18th century. Prominent roads and locales are labeled, particularly along the river, where the names of various docks mix with pictorial ships. The title runs along the top of the map, below which are two decorative cartouches, the left bearing London's coat of arms and the right listing the map's publishing information. Along the bottom are a scale and compass rose. Overall wear, particularly at the original folds. Two-inch tear into image at upper right with early repair. Staining to left border and some offsetting along the bottom. Narrow margins. Richard Chiswell (1639--1711) was a British publisher and map seller who focused on his hometown of London. He notably produced maps for the Royal Society of London, a learned society founded during his lifetime that sought to promote scientific discussion in British society. This map speaks to the period in which it was published as a time of active and exciting investigation. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Image measures 12.5 x 22.5".
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Last Found On: 2013-12-03           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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