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La Ville de Londres. Prospectus Londinensis. A Prospect of the City of London. [&] La Ville de Westmunster. A Prospect of Westminster.
1720 - London: John Smith, 1720. Pair of prospects each two sheets conjoined as issued, total 485 x 1180mm. A prospect of London from south of the river, showing St Clement's Church to the Tower. St. Paul's Cathedral is shown as complete except for the scrolled parapet above the East apse; St Clement Danes lacks the upper stages added by Gibbs in 1719-20, and the Custom House is Wren's, which burned down in 1718. On the riverside is the 'Steelyard', base of the Hanseatic League in London since at least 1282, as rebuilt after the Great Fire. Moored off Bankside and flying the City flag is the 'Folly', a barge adapted as a floating concert room, usually anchored near the Savoy. The Royal Arms depicted date from 1707-14. Published in the 'Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne ou Description Exacte des Archevechez & Evechez d' Angleterre'.
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