A fine prospect of London and Westminster

By HOMANN, Heirs, 1741 

Regionis, quae est circa Londinum… Ausfuhrliche Geogaphische Vorstellung der Gegend um London…

British Isles London
  • Author: HOMANN, Heirs
  • Publication place: [Nuremberg]
  • Publication date: 1741.
  • Physical description: Engraved map, original hand-colour, prospect of London and Westminster below.
  • Dimensions: 530 by 605mm (20.75 by 23.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1496

Notes

This finely engraved map was, as Homann acknowledges in the title, based upon Thomas Bowles’ map of a year earlier: A New Correct Map of thirty Miles Round London…’. The map is coloured to show hundreds and counties, and depicts towns that return MPs, market towns, churches, gentlemen’s houses, castles, windmills, watermills, and villages. Below the map is a prospect of London and Westminster, which has been reduced from a two-sheet South Prospect of London and Westminster’, printed and sold by John Bowles, circa 1722.

Scale: approx. 2 1/2 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 88.
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.