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ANTIQUE MAP: A MAPP OF LIME STREET WARD. TAKEN FROM YE LAST SURVEYS & CORRECTED.

[BLOME, Richard, 1635-1705] : A MAPP OF LIME STREET WARD. TAKEN FROM YE LAST SURVEYS & CORRECTED.

[London : for A. Churchill, J. Knapton & others, 1720]. An eighteenth-century plan of Lime Street Ward in the heart of the City of London. The area covered extends north from Fenchurch Street across Leadenhall Street and via St. Mary Axe to Camomile Street and Houndsditch. It includes the old Leadenhall Market, East India House (on the site of the modern Lloyd’s Building) and the churches of St. Andrew Undershaft and Great St. Helen. The map, decorated with a simple wreathed cartouche, was originally engraved for Richard Blome in the late seventeenth century, but remained unpublished until the present version appeared with the 1720 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 311 x 174mm (approx. 12-1/4” x 6-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 25/023. Hyde (Ward Maps) 88/1.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: LIMESTREET WARD DIVIDED INTO PARISHES ACCORDING TO A LATE SURVEY.

[BOWEN, Thomas, 1733?-1790] : LIMESTREET WARD DIVIDED INTO PARISHES ACCORDING TO A LATE SURVEY.

[London : R. Baldwin], 1772. An attractive antique map of Lime Street Ward in the heart of the City of London. The area covered extends north from Fenchurch Street across Leadenhall Street and via St Mary Axe to Camomile Street and Houndsditch. It includes the old Leadenhall Market, East India House (on the site of the modern Lloyd’s Building) and the churches of St. Andrew Undershaft and Great St. Helen. The map is decorated with a rococo cartouche, the arms of the contemporary alderman Sir Robert Kite, and an elevation of the front of the Leaden Hall. Originally produced for the “London Magazine” in 1771, the present version of the map was utilised in John Noorthouck’s part-work “A New History of London including Westminster and Southwark” (London : 1772-1773). Other maps in this series were engraved by Thomas Bowen and this would also appear to be his work.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 167 x 225mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 51/024. Hyde (Ward Maps) 90/2.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: LIME STREET WARD. (FROM A SURVEY MADE IN 1750.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : LIME STREET WARD. (FROM A SURVEY MADE IN 1750.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique map – Lime Street Ward in the heart of the City of London. The area covered extends north from Fenchurch Street across Leadenhall Street and via St Mary Axe to Camomile Street and Houndsditch. It includes the old Leadenhall Market, East India House and the churches of St. Andrew Undershaft and Great St. Helen. Engraved from an earlier (mid eighteenth-century) source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 82 x 145mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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