Auction 109, Lot 365

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Slight mat burn in blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $170 - $240

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/1/2004

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