Morden and Lea’s large and attractive plan of London and the surrounding country

By COVENS, Johannes and Cornelius MORTIER, 1725 

This Actuale Survey of London and Westminster & Soutwark [sic] is Humbly Dedicated to ye Ld. Mayor & Court of Aldermen. Plan de la Ville de Londres Westmunster [sic] & Southwark, Dedié aux tres Nobles Seigneurs le Lord Maire & Conseillers de la Ville.

British Isles London
  • Author: COVENS, Johannes and Cornelius MORTIER
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Iean Covens et Corneille Mortiers. Libraires et Marchands des Cartes
  • Publication date: c. 1725
  • Physical description: Engraved plan on two sheets joined, a few old folds reinforced.
  • Dimensions: 655 by 1035mm (25.75 by 40.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1488

Notes

This map is a reissue of a 1690 plan published by Morden and Lea. The dedication and title are on a banderole across the top of the plan, with the City of London arms and compass rose at top center. Below the plan is a key to public offices, wards, parishes within the city walls, which numbered 97 before the Great Fire and 62 after, halls, companies, markets, prisons, and hospitals. Prominent buildings are shown in elevation. Cavendish Square is shown as under development.

Scale: 7 1/2 inches to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 42 (4).
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.