"Portsoken Ward with its Division into Parishes According to a New Survey", Cole, Benjamin
Subject: England - London
Period: 1756 (published)
Publication: Maitland's History and Survey of London
Color: Black & White
9 x 14 inches
22.9 x 35.6 cm
These copperplate engravings were published in William Maitland's History and Survey of London, 1756. They are very detailed maps of the streets, lanes, alleys and courts in the ancient City of London. They are richly embellished with architectural profiles of major churches or important buildings, the arms of the mayor and aldermen, elaborate title cartouches and compass roses.
Plan of Portsoken Ward at the eastern edge of the City of London, taking in The Minories, Petticoat Lane, Houndsditch, Whitechapel (Aldgate High Street) and St. Botolph Aldgate. The map is decorated with a handsome rococo title cartouche, the arms of the then alderman (Sir William Calvert) and a compass rose.