"London", Halma, Francois
Subject: London, England
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...
Color: Hand Color
10.6 x 7.4 inches
26.9 x 18.8 cm
This elegant panoramic view presents London after it was rebuilt following the Great Fire of 1666. Centered on the Thames River, the view extends from White Hall to the Tower, with London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and Winchester House prominently featured. In the foreground are townspeople walking about the countryside.
This engraving appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, the Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.