Auction 148, Lot 463

"Shoreditch, Norton Folgate, and Crepplegate Without, Taken from ye Last Survey with Corrections", Stow, John

Subject: London, England

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster…

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.1 inches
35.1 x 28.2 cm

A handsome bird's-eye plan of the area between Liverpool Station, Old Street and Goswell Road, reaching east to Shoreditch High Street and Norton Folgate. Several tables surrounding the map identify streets, yards, squares, churches and public buildings. The boundary between the parishes of St. Leonard Shoreditch and St Giles Cripple Gate is marked with a dotted line. Hoxton Square, which was laid out in 1683 and is believed to be one of the oldest squares in London, is shown to the right of the title cartouche. John Stow's Survey of London was first published in 1598, and was updated by John Strype with new plans and republished in 1720 and 1755.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.STRY-1a #28.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with light soiling and several minor misfolds.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014