A to Z of Restoration London 1676
The atlas section of this volume contains the 20 sheets from John Ogilby and William Morgan’s large scale survey of the City of London, drawn to a scale of 52 3/4″ to 1 mile are presented as 40 two-page spreads at full scale. The survey was first published in 1676, ten years after the Great Fire, and shows the City as newly rebuilt. This survey, encouraged by Charles II and financially backed by the Corporation of London would be ‘the Glory and Masterpiece of the whole Undertaking’ to produce volumes of county maps and town plans under the title Britannia, the first of which was published by Ogilby in 1675. Also included in this volume is an excellent introduction by Ralph Hyde and a key map.
The index section which includes almost 2,000 items, is based on Ogilby and Morgan’s Explanation, published in 1677, but has been considerably improved. It will enable users to find any street of the time and the majority of lanes, courts, alleys, yards, passages and quays, as well as many important public building.
Published in association with Guildhall Library, London.