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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
Title:

A Plan of Part of the Ancient City of Westminster, from College Street to Whitehall, and from the Thames to St. James's Park, in which are laid down all the New Streets that have been built & other alterations made since the building of Westminster Bridge

Additional Title(s):

Plan of Westminster, Overlaid with a Design for the Platform on the Coronation Route of George III

Date:
printed 1740, drawn ca. 1760
Medium:
Line engraving marked with pen and black ink, blue wash, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper with one fold mark
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 20 15/16 × 28 3/4 inches (53.2 × 73 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The Platform on which the Procession of the | [Coro]nation of His Majesty H. Geo. 3d is to Pass"; in graphite, lower right: "D"; on verso in pen and brown ink, upper right: "Plan of Part of Westminster"; verso inscribed in 20th century hand, feint graphite, upper right: "Map c. 1760 | Bridge opened 1750 | Act for new roads 1756"

Watermark: crowned cartouche with LVG below, and IV

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.22444
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
city planning | coronation | plan (formal concept)
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | London | Palace of Westminster | United Kingdom | Westminster Abbey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54998
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