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A bird's-eye view of London from the top of old Suffolk House in Southwark, looking north, written in about A.D. 1550 by A. van den Wyngaerde

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A bird's-eye view of London from the top of old Suffolk House in Southwark, looking north, drawn with a pen and heightened with a slight tint of red and blue, undoubtedly the work of Antonius van den Wyngaerde. It extends from Westminster Abbey to the Tower, including old St. Paul's, London Bridge, a distant view of Greenwich palace, and much minute and accurate detail of the whole city, which can be supplemented by other views by the same artist in the collection.

This is the earliest detailed view of London as a whole: and has been reproduced by lithography by N. Whittock in about 1849, and by a photographic process for the Topographical Society of London in 1881-1882.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1550 by A. van den Wyngaerde

Extent

1 roll

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

Sutherland 51

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28464.

Custodial History

Owned in 1826 by messrs. Harding, Triphook and Lepard in London.

Physical Facet

A roll on paper, kept in a a wooden box 24 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.

Dimensions

9 ft. 7 3/4 in. long × 21 in. high

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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