London Maps: Committed
to granting those interested in history and genealogy, as well the simply
curious, free access to scores of rare maps, views and images of London
in the medieval, Stuart, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.
pre-fire view of London across the Thames as it was in the 1640s.
in scroll in the sky, bordered by Royal and City of London arms.
Extensive table of explanations (1-40) and two columns of poetic
text in French below. After a drawing by P. Huart ca. 1670. 33 x 49 cm.
apparently unrecorded view by a French artist who does not feature
in any of the standard artist dictionaries. It seems to be based
on Merian’s view from the 1640s, and is also close to a pre-fire
panorama published by Gerard Jollain around 1670.
is very rare to find panoramas of London before the great Fire,
and this is one of the best.
click within the map for a detailed view
(there are three sections)