Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c.1572 - 'Elizabethan' map of London

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:The walled City of London in Shakespeare's time.

Elizabethan London was surrounded by ancient walls, with entrances at Ludgate, Billingsgate, Newgate and Bishopsgate. The medieval maze of streets within lay either side of the main thoroughfares. To the south the road across the city's only bridge led across the river to the suburbs of Southwark, and beyond.

Full title: Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, [from Civitates orbis terrarum. Coloniae Agrippinae, 1572 - c.1580](hand-coloured)


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1570s
Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572  - detail - decorative title panel
Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - detail - decorative title panel

'Londinium': ancient capital of Shakespeare's England. London had been founded ...

1590s
John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597]
John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597]

London Bridge, looking upstream in Shakespeare's time. London's medieval bridge ...

1610s
Jodocus Hondius, America, 1619 Map of the Americas - whole map, hand-coloured.
Jodocus Hondius, America, 1619 Map of the Americas - whole map, hand-coloured.

The Americas in the reign of James I, Shakespeare’s patron. Courtiers of ...

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