Braun & Hogenberg's Map of Elizabethan London 1572
Date of publication: March 2012
Publisher: Old House Books
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The earliest entirely extant city plan of London, this map of the Elizabethan capital was first printed in 1572. As well as being a beautiful decorative piece, it also offers an invaluable insight into the geography of London and lives of its inhabitants. It features the infamous Tower of London, a bear baiting arena, the Charterhouse monastry, the monument at “Chary-ncros”, Old St Paul’s Cathedral and even local wildlife in the grassy fields north of Holborn.