A Norman Cathedral

By DE JONGHE, Clement, 1639 

Londinum Celeberrimum Angliae Emporium.

British Isles
  • Author: DE JONGHE, Clement
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publication date: c.1639–1641
  • Physical description: Copper engraving.
  • Dimensions: image: 410 by 510mm (16.25 by 20 inches). sheet: 445 by 545mm (17.5 by 21.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12362

Notes

A print of the London skyline, with the crests of the Prince of Wales and the City of London. It is a copy after Rombout van den Hoeye’s bird’s eye print of the same subject, which in itself is a variant of Matthias Merian’s view (BM). It shows the old St Paul’s Cathedral and the Globe Theatre, suggesting a date before the Fire of London and before the Puritans closed the Globe in 1642. The British Library example is catalogued with a possible date of 1670, but no justification is given.

Clement de Jonghe (1624/5–1677) was a Dutch printseller, and a friend of Rembrandt, who made a portrait print of him. 

Bibliography

  1. Scouloudi, p.50 (Merian).
    • Scouloudi, I. (1953). Panoramic views of London, 1600–1666 with some later adaptations: an annotated list. London: Library Committee of the Corporation of London.