"A Plan of the City of Canterbury, & the Adjoining Suburbs; A.D. MDCCXCVIII...", Bayly, John
Subject: Canterbury, England
Period: 1798 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.3 x 12.1 inches
38.9 x 30.7 cm
This beautiful plan of Canterbury lays out the city in grid form, showing streets, city walls, gates, buildings, parks, and more. The Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Monastery, St. Gregory's Priory, and Archbishop's Palace are prominently depicted. Decorative elements surround the plan, including the arms of the city, Canterbury Cathedral, and the Archbishopric, as well as vignette views of St. Augustine's Monastery and various churches. The composition is completed with a compass rose topped with a fleur-de-lis and a decorative title cartouche.
Issued folding with several light dampstains and scattered foxing. The folds have been archivally reinforced on verso.