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Matthaus Merian: GrundriƟ der Statt London wie solche vor und nach dem Brand anzusehen sampt

Map: LDN6648
 
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: GrundriƟ der Statt London wie solche vor und nach dem Brand anzusehen sampt
Date: c. 1677
Published: Frankfurt
Width: 17 inches / 44 cm
Height: 12 inches / 31 cm
Map ref: LDN6648
Description:
A famous map of London after the Great Fire of 1666 with the burnt area shown in white. There is an inset below the map showing Hooke's proposal for the reconstruction of the city on a grid system. Many prominent landmark buildings are illustrated in profile, adding a charming level of detail to the map. A royal coat of arms and the arms of the City of London are displayed in the upper corners.

Though unatrributed and listed in reference works as by an 'anonymous' author, this map originally appeared in a work by Matthaus Merian's heirs in 1677 - it is therefore generally known as Merian's map of the Great Fire for simplicity's sake.

[Howgego (J.): 'Printed Maps of London, 2nd Edition', 25][LDN6648]