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STOW, John., 1525-1605

PORTSOKEN WARD being part of the Parish of St. Buttolphs Aldgate, taken from the last Survey, with corrections and Additions.

Published: A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster. John Strype. 1720.

Stock code: 57034

Price: £60

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John Stow’s, A 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, which forms the main framework of the book. 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. Very good condition. Size: 18.4 x 30.8 cm. (7 x 12 inches)

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