A NEW PLAN of the CITY of LONDON and BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, Exhibiting all the New Streets & Roads &c. Not extant in any other Plan.
1 : 14080 Thomas Jeffreys was an exceptional cartographer and publisher whose productions included maps of North America, considered to be among the finest of the time.This map of the City of London and the Borough of Southwark shows important buildings such as the Tower of London and St Paul's in plan form, differing from many earlier examples, which show them in elevation. It is dedicated to the Right Honourable Lord Mayor Aldermen and to the Commissioners of the Sewers, Lamps and Pavements. Jeffreys, Thomas
Englands glory, or, the glory of England being a new mapp of the city of London : shewing the remarkable streets, lanes, alleyes, churches, halls courts, and other places as they are now rebuilt, the which will therefore be a guide to strangers, and such as are not well acquainted herein to direct them from place to place : diverse faults y[t] are in y[e] former are in this amended, allsoe the severall figures y[t] stand up and downe in the mapp are explained in y[e] 2 tables at y[e] upper corners hereof.
Walton, Robert, 1618-1688 Robert Walton
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This map has been attributed to Augustus Ryther, an engraver who prospered between 1572 and 1592, contributing to Saxton's Atlas of 1579. This plan was produced to satisfy a European market, and contains certain inaccuracies which a native Londoner would not have tolerated. The streets appear very much wider than they were in actuality. Houses are depicted as having large gardens, when these had, in fact, begun to disappear from London two centuries before. The map details the gap at the north end of London Bridge, caused by a fire in 1632. Ryther, Augustus
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This map has been attributed to Augustus Ryther, an engraver who prospered between 1572 and 1592, contributing to Saxton's Atlas of 1579. This plan was produced to satisfy a European market, and contains certain inaccuracies which a native Londoner would not have tolerated. The streets appear very much wider than they were in actuality. Houses are depicted as having large gardens, when these had, in fact, begun to disappear from London two centuries before. Due to the scarcity of maps of London this rather misleading map was printed several times. This is the second edition. The map-seller's imprint has been removed and a large compass rose has been inserted. The Globe playhouse has been omitted on this edition, because of the theatre's destruction in 1644. Hoge Lane, Bedlam and Finsbury Fields have also been added. The map is shows the water conduit near Fleet Bridge, an important link in the water supply line from St Pancras. Ryther, Augustus
AN EXACT SURVEIGH OF THE STREETS LANES AND CHVRCHES CONTAINED WITHIN THE RVINES OF THE CITY OF LONDON FIRST DESCRIBED IN SIX PLATS
1 : 3620 This map was reduced by John Leake from a large-scale survey on six sheets produced in December 1666 to assess the damage caused by the great fire. No copy of this large scale survey has ever been found. This is the second edition of this map, Updated and issued in 1669 with a dedication to Sir William Turner, The Lord Mayor of London for that year. The map's title appears along the top of the manuscript, With the City arms and dedication at top centre. The key to buildings destroyed in the fire appears in a table at top right, With a compass star at bottom right, Scale bar and imprint at bottom left, And an illustration of the city on fire inset at top left. The location of livery halls destroyed in the fire is indicated by their respective coats of arms. Letters identify individual City wards, With ward boundaries indicated by a pecked line. Buildings outside the city walls, Undamaged by the fire, Are represented three dimensionally. Leake, John
An Exact Map representing the conditions of the late famous and flourishing City of London
1 : 6336 Engraved map of London and suburbs (including Lincoln Inn Fields, Finsbury Fields, Smith Fields and Bankside in Southwark) in which barren city wards contrast with birds eye views of surviving buildings outside the city, showing at a glancethe extent of the damage to the city caused by the great fire of 1666. The map features title along the top, with arms of the city and compass rose depicted at top left and right respectively. Also by Pricke is the inset map in the panel at the foot of the plate. Entitled "A map of the Whole City of London and Westminster with the Suburbs, Whearein May Be Judged What Proportion is Burnt and What Remains Standing", this smaller scale map (two inches to the mile) is flanked by reference tables with key to churches and halls of the London Livery companies. Pricke, Robert
GENERAL PLAN OF THAT PART OF THE CITY OF LONDON THAT WAS DESTROYED BY THE GREAT FIRE OF 1666; SHOWING THE PRESENT STATE THEREOF
1 : 2431 This retrospective map compares pre-fire London with the city of the 1830s. The title and publisher's imprint appear at top left, with a reference table at bottom right, scale bar at bottom centre, and woodcut view of the Temple at top right. The map shows churches, halls and public buildings destroyed in the fire in grey,with contemporary buildings in pink. Wishaw, Francis
The author of this plan of Roman London, John Britton, was an antiquary and passionate advocate of the preservation of ancient monuments. The plan shows the Roman wall, gates, street plan and road network, with some prominent architectural and geographical features presented pictorially. Britton, John
1 : 11019 The title of this engraved map of Roman London appears along the top, with compass rose at top right.The arms of the Count of Pembroke, to whom the map is dedicated, are depicted at bottom right. Published in 'Itinerarium Curiosum' by William Stukeley, an antiquarian with a scholarly interest in sacred history, the plan shows the Roman street plan and road network, with illustrated views of the city wall and other prominent architectural and geographical features. Stukeley, Dr. William
A New and Plaine Mapp of the CITTY of LONDON Shewing the Streets, Lanes, Allies, Courts, Churches Halls and other remarkable places as they are now rebuilt
The title of this map of the City of London appears along the top, with tables of references at top left and right, a compass rose depicted along the river course. St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Roman wall and ships sailing along the Thames are all shown pictorially. The map's publisher, John Overton, had acquired Peter Stent's stock in the mid-17th Century. This stock included many maps by leading Tudor cartographers. His son Henry succeeded him in 1703 and continued the family's publishing business. Overton, John
Insurance Plan of London: sheet 7
This detailed 1889 plan of London is one of a series of six sheets in an atlas originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as construction materials (and thus risk of burning) and special fire hazards (chemicals, kilns, ovens) were documented in order to estimate premiums. Names of individual businesses, property lines, and addresses were also often recorded. Together these maps provide a rich historical shapshot of the commercial activity and urban landscape of towns and cities at the time.
The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the London-based firm Charles E. Goad Ltd. dating back to 1885. These plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet), as well as many foreign towns at 1:600 (1 inch to 50 feet). Chas E Goad Limited Chas E Goad Limited