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A Georgian Engraving Print Map Of London 1755.


£325 | $433 USD | €368 EUR
Item Number: SA648577
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Albion House Antiques
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A fascinating antiquarian copper line engraved map of the adjacent wards of Bread Street and Cordwainer in the heart of the City of London. 1755.
Hand coloured and printed in London during the reign of George II.
Encompassing the south side of Cheapside showing a flattered elevation of St. Mary-Bow church, Watling Street, the sites of the present Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street, as well as Friday Street, Bread Street, Bow Lane, Queen Street and Budge Row.
This intriguing map is decorated with a rococo cartouche at the foot of the plate with the family arms of the dedicatees Stephen Theodor Janssen (Alderman of Cordwainer ward and Lord Mayor of London) and William Alexander (Alderman of Breadstreet ward) at top left and right.
There is a compass rose and elevations of the churches of St. Matthew Friday Street and St. Mildred Bread Street.
Engraved by the eminent Benjamin Cole and published for William Maitland's 'History of London from its Foundation to the Present Time'.
Dedication below image:
“This Plate is most humbly Inscrib’d to the Rt. Hon:ble Stephen Theodor Janssen Esq. Alderman of Cordwainer Ward & Lord Mayor of London. And to William Alexander Esq. Alderman of Bread Street Ward 1755”.
Within a fine period Hogarth verre eglomise frame.
Printed on a hand-laid paper and in good overall antique condition with some mild toning.
(Caption below the map has some paper loss).
Frame size approx: 13 1/2 ins. by 18 1/2 ins. ( 34 cm. by 47 cm.)
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Postage overseas: £ 30.00 International signed for.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 34 cm (13.4")
Width = 47 cm (18.5")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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