A scarce French plan

By DANET, Guillaume, 1727 
£1,400
£840

Plan de la Ville de Londres et de Westminster avec le Bourg de Soutwark, leurs Faubourgs et leurs Environs.

British Isles London
  • Author: DANET, Guillaume
  • Publication place: A Paris
  • Publisher: chez Danet sur le Pont Notre Dame a la Sphere Royalle
  • Publication date: 1727.
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, inset views of Monument and Mary-le-Bow church, tear to old fold in upper margin skilfully repaired.
  • Dimensions: 582 by 810mm (23 by 32 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1487

Notes

Attractive plan of London.

To the left and right of the title is an explanation in French of London and its principal buildings. Below the plan are two views, one of Monument — the great doric column designed by Wren and Hooke to commemorate the Great Fire; and the other, St Mary-le-Bow church; another Wren masterpiece that was completed in 1680 and considered at the time the second most important church in London, after St Paul’s. Also below the plan is a list of the most important streets, hospitals, churches, public buildings, and gateways. The plan bears grid lines for easy reference.

Guillaume Danet was the son-in-law of the well-known cartographer Nicholas de Fer. However, Danet was far less prolific a mapmaker, and consequently his maps are rare.

Scale: 5 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 73.
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.