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Agas, Ralph, 1545–1621

London and Westminster in the reign of Queen Elizabeth anno dom. 1563 [cartographic material] / Radulphus Aggus.

Additional Title(s):

Civitas Londinum

London : Published ... by J. Wallis No. 16, Ludgate Street, October 30th, 1789.
Physical Description:
1 map ; 38 x 104 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2018 15
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale not given
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 565
Based on Civitas Londinum, by Ralph Agas, ca. 1633. See Howgego.
In tablet at bottom left: "Londinum Antiqua / This Plan shews the ancient extent of the famous Cities of London and Westminster as it was near the beginning of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth these Plates for their great scarcity are re engraved to oblige the Curious and to hand to Posterity this Old Prospect whereby at one view may be seen how much was built of this populous City and parts adjacent at that time / Radulphus Aggus in his Oxoniae Antiqua published A.D. 1578 says / Near ten years past the Author made a doubt whether to print of lay this work aside Until he first had London platted out / The following Buildings were not erected when this Plan was taken / The Whitehall Banquetting House the 1st building was of Timber / The Royal Exchange (not built) before 1570 / Moor Fields not divided nor planted / Lambs Conduit on Snow ill about 1580 / Paget Place called so till the death of Lord Paget Anno 1563."
With a lettered key from 'A' to 'Z' and 'a' to 'r' at bottom center and continuing at top right; with street names in plan,
Perspective map not drawn to scale.
Relief shown pictorially.
Howgego, J. Printed maps of London, circa 1553-1850, no. 8, note
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored and mounted on linen. Bound with two additional aerial views: Banks, John Henry. A panoramic view of London. London: Edward Wallis, [1845] -- The city of London, in the time of the Saxons (about the year 1000). London: J. & E. Wallis, 1817.
Plan of the City of London and Westminster as it appeared in 1563; the Abbey at bottom left; Westminster joined to the City by the Strand, with the Savoy and Somerset Place bordering the Thames; the City shown with the wall and gates, reaching as far north as St Giles and Cripplegate, and the Tower of London on the right; London Bridge shown with buildings leading across to Southwark; fields surrounding the City.
Subject Terms:
London (England) -- Aerial views.
London (England) -- Maps.
Aerial views -- England -- London.
Maps -- England -- London.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1789.
Wallis, J. (John), -1818, publisher.
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