19) A Plan of the Cities of London & Westminster The Borough of Southwark and their Suburbs
By: William Faden
Date: 1785 (Published) London
Dimensions: 20 x 28 inches (50 cm x 71 cm)
This fantastic traveler’s folding map is dissected into 16 segments and mounted on salmon-colored linen. Label on the back: “A Paris Chez Perrier / A l’Hotel de Soubise,” with handwritten inscription, “Plan de Londres,” and in a different color ink “on 1785.” This intriguing detailed street map displays London in the late 18th century. City of London is outlined in red, some squares colored green, certain streets in light orange. Attractive pictorial cartouche of the River Thames personified.
Condition: Well-utilized traveler’s map from the 18th c with some water stains and separations along the linen folds.
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