"The Tower and St. Catherins", Stow, John
Subject: England - London
Period: 1754 (dated)
Publication: The Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm
Fine plan of the vicinity of the Tower of London and St. Catherines church. The map is decorated with a baroque cartouche and the names of sixty-five alleys, lanes, courts, horse-yards, and wharves are given in a numbered key. Much of what we know today of Elizabethan London is due to the surveys of John Stow (1525-1603), the city's self-appointed surveyor and chronicler. The work was originally published in 1598 with many editions to follow. This is from the 1754 edition published by John Strype.
Slight mat burn in blank margin, else fine.