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A fine prospect of London and Westminster

Title
Regionis, quae est circa Londinum... Ausfuhrliche Geogaphische Vorstellung der Gegend um London...
Author
HOMANN, Heirs
Publication place
[Nuremberg],
Publication date
1741.
Dimensions
530 by 605mm (20.75 by 23.75 inches).
Price
£900
Reference
1496

Description

Engraved map, original hand-colour, prospect of London and Westminster below.

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

Howgego 88.