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STOW, John.

A MAP OF ST. GILESS CRIPPLE GATE. WITHOUT. with Large Additions and Corrections.

A map of Covent Garden including Charing Cross, Haymarket, and The Strand.

Published: A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster. John Strype. 1755.

Stock code: 56115

Price: £195

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John Stow’s Survey of London was first published in 1598, with a second edition following in 1603. Stow’s most famous work, it is an evocative perambulation of the streets of the Tudor capital. The huge growth of the metropolis, the devastation wrought by the Great Fire of 1666 and the subsequent rebuilding of the City made an updating of the Survey highly desirable. It was to answer this need that John Strype (1643-1737), the ecclesiastical historian and biographer, published a new, hugely expanded version of Stow’s Survey of London in 1720.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Good condition Size: 36.2 x 28.2 cm. (14 x 11 inches)

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