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Auction 195, Lot 459

"Regionis, quae est Circa Londinum, Specialis Repraesentatio... / Ausfuhrliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London...", Homann Heirs

Subject: London, England

Period: 1741 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.3 inches
56.9 x 49 cm
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This very detailed map centered on London was originally produced by Thomas Bowles. It covers the vicinity from Maidenhead to Rochester. The map extends to include P. High Wickham, Chelmsford, Bishops Stratfort, and below Rochester. The lower quarter is a bird's-eye view of London and Westminster from Southwark from across the Thames, which is densely filled with boats and ships of all description. The legend uses icons to locate towns, market towns, parish churches, gentlemen's houses, castles, wind and water mills, and villages.

References: Howgego #88.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with some light foxing and a short centerfold separation confined to the top blank margin. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso from a previous framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 11/15/2023