Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Folger Digital Image Collection
Record:
Digital Image File Name:
22302
Source Title:
[Bird's-eye plan of the west central district of London] [graphic] / [Wenceslaus Hollar]
Source Creator:
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, printmaker.
Source Created or Published:
[London : s.n., ca. 1660]
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Source Call Number:
ART 264511 (size L)
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, printmaker.
Title (Hamnet):
[Bird's-eye plan of the west central district of London] [graphic] / [Wenceslaus Hollar]
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
[London :
Publisher (Hamnet):
s.n.,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
ca. 1660]
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 print : etching ; platemark 348 x 456 mm.
Subject (Hamnet):
Prints -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Maps -- England -- London -- 17th century.
Notes (Hamnet):
Known in only two copies: Folger Shakespeare Library and British Musuem.
Notes (Hamnet):
One sheet of a proposed 5 x 10 foot map of London showing every building in bird's-eye view. One copy of prospectus is known to survive (Folger X.d.454).
Notes (Hamnet):
Title from Hind.
Notes (Hamnet):
Bird's-eye view of the area from St. Martin's Lane on west to Chancery Lane (northern part) on east, and from the river north to Holborn. The area corresponds roughly to the modern WC2 district. Pike-men are drilling in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The Piazza in Covent Garden has a fence all round and a tree in the middle. At Arundel House in the Strand the long gallery that Arundel built for his collections can be seen descending towards the river, and some of the mansions along the Thames can be identified from 'Savoy staires' on left to 'Essex staires' on right. There is a thin border line round the view.--Adapted from Pennington.
Citations (Hamnet):
Pennington, R. Descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1002
Citations (Hamnet):
Hind, A. M. Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century, B6
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Previously folded; fold lines correspond roughly to those of the British Museum copy; mounted on 18th-century paper.
Call Number (Hamnet):
ART 264- 511 (size L)

[Bird's-eye plan of the west central district of London] [graphic] / [Wenceslaus Hollar]