Braun & Hogenberg's map of Elizabethan London 1572
The earliest entirely extant city plan of London, this map of the Elizabethan capital was first printed in 1572. As well as being a beautiful decorative piece, it also offers an invaluable insight into the geography of London and lives of its inhabitants. It features the infamous Tower of London, a bear baiting arena, the Charterhouse monastry, the monument at Chary-ncros, Old St Paul’s Cathedral and even local wildlife in the grassy fields north of Holborn.
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