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Wenceslaus Hollar; John Leake; Old House Books.
"Based on an original map in the collection of The Mueseum of London and coloured for publication in 2006 by Old House Books."
Original version: An exact surveigh of the streets, lanes and churches contained within the ruines of the city of London : first described in six plats / by John Leake.
Includes "The prospect of this citty\, as it appeared from the opposite Southwarke side, in the fire time", indexes to points of interest and wards, and City of London coat of arms.
An illustrated coloured map showing the full extent of the dreadful fire that engulfed the City during the reign of King Charles II. The Great Fire of London started at the king's bakery in Pudding Lane and befoe the last flames were extinguished 5 days later 426 acres, 13,200 houses and 87 churches, including St. Paul's Cathedral, lay in ruins. This pictorial map was commissioned by The Lord Mayor to plan the re-construction.
|Description:||1 map : col. ; 38 x 57 cm., folded in envelope 23 x 17 cm. + explanatory booklet (12 p. ; 16 cm.)|
|Other Titles:||Great Fire of London map 1666|
|Responsibility:||by Wenceslas Hollar.|