Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, printmaker.
Source Title:
[Bird's-eye plan of the west central district of London] [graphic] / [Wenceslaus Hollar]
Source Created or Published:
[London : s.n., ca. 1660]
Source Call Number:
ART 264511 (size L)
Digital Image File Name:
22302
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
246854
Hamnet Holdings ID:
316758
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]
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Pennington title: London. The W.C. area
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Prospectus title: Map of London and Westminster &c.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
[London :
Creator or Publisher (Hamnet):
s.n.,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
ca. 1660]
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 print : etching ; platemark 348 x 456 mm.
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Previously folded; fold lines correspond roughly to those of the British Museum copy; mounted on 18th-century paper.
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.
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.
Citations (Hamnet):
Hind, A. M. Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century, B6
Citations (Hamnet):
Pennington, R. Descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1002
Subject (Hamnet):
Maps -- England -- London -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Prints -- 17th century.
Call Number (Hamnet):
ART 264- 511 (size L)

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