A Collection of Early Maps of London 1553 – 1667
Out of print
This volume contains facsimiles of the most important printed maps of London published before 1667. With the exception of the Braun and Hogenberg’s map, all are exceedingly rare. Two of the maps are incomplete, the so-called ‘Copperplate Map’ of c. 1553-9 and the ‘Great Map’ of London by Wenceslaus Holler c. 1658 but both are of such significance in the cartographic history of London that they could hardly be omitted from this collection. The collection contains an illustrated introduction and bibliography on three sheets by John Fisher, Assistant Keeper of Prints and Maps at the Guildhall Library.
The maps included in this collection are:
- The Copperplate Map, 1553-9, at a scale of 25 inches up to 34 inches to the mile (varies) on two sheets
- Braun and Hogenberg’s map, 1572, at a scale of 6 1/2 inches to a mile on one sheet
- The ‘Agas’ Map, c. 1562, at a scale of 28 inches to the mile on 7 sheets
- Hollar’s ‘Great Map of London’, c.1658, at a scale of 21 inches to the mile on one sheet
- Leake’s Survey of the Post-Fire City, 1667, at a scale of 17 1/2 inches to the mile on two sheets
Published in association with Guildhall Library, London.