"A True and Exact Draught of the Tower Liberties, Survey'd in the Yeat 1597 by Guleilmus Haiward and J. Gascoyne", Vertue, George
Subject: England, London
Period: 1742 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 15.5 inches
53.3 x 39.4 cm
This is a superb copper engraving of the Elizabethan Tower of London and fortifications forming the ancient domain of the Crown that had jurisdiction and privileges independent from the City of London. The plan is a copy of Haiward and Gascoyne's survey of 1597 published for the Society of Antiquaries.
Lightly toned, most noticeably in blank margins and on verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.