London as seen from overseas

By CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria, 1689 

Londra Dedicata All’Illustrissimo S. Nicolao Cornaro Figliuolo dell’Excellentissimo Sigr. Procre. Francesco.

British Isles London
  • Author: CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria
  • Publication place: [Venice
  • Publication date: 1689].
  • Physical description: Engraved plan.
  • Dimensions: 360 by 485mm (14.25 by 19 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1499

Notes

The plan is flanked by the arms of the City of London to the left, and the the Royal Standard to the right. Below the plan is the title and dedication to Nicolao Cornaro, a leading member of the Venetian aristocracy. The title is surmounted by a coat-of-arms. Whose arms they are is uncertain, however, they are probably those of Cornaro. The only name to appear on the plan is that of the River Thames.

The plan was published in Coronelli’s rare Citta, fortezze, isole, e porti principali dell’Europa in pianta…’ in Venice 1689.

Scale: 4 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 37.
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.