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Roman Remains found in the City of London
Anonymous. unbound. Map. Lithograph. Sheet measures 18.5" x 34.5" This fascinating map covers a section of the city of London or Londinium to present the Roman remains found in the city. Extends from Tower Hill to Blackfrairs Bridge and from the Thames River north as far as Finsbury Circle. The ancient Roman city is shown within the Roman wall, here shown in red. Modern street names are identified, as are ancient streams, roman roads, ditches, etc. Shaded area along the river bank represent reclaimed land. The Roman city of Londinium was one of Great Britain's largest cities. At its height in the 2nd century, the population reached close to 60,000. Archeological excavations have revealed a major fire that destroyed most of the city and by the later half of the 2nd century, the size and population seem to have shrunk. Sometime around 190 and 225, the Romans built the London Wall defending the city. The wall would survive another 1600 years and its remains can still be seen throughout the city. The map is in good condition with some wear and toning along the original folds. Minor foxing at places. Hard to find.
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