Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium,c. 1572 - detail - the east of the city and St. Paul's cathedral

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:St Paul's and the city of London: known by Shakespeare.

The city of London, to which Shakespeare travelled in the 1580s, lay within an almost semi-circular wall, bordered to the south by the River Thames. The maze of narrow streets and lanes were crossed by two main thoroughfares, west to east (Cheapside to Leadenhall Street), and north to south (Bishopsgate to London Bridge), with the medieval St Paul's cathedral in its midst.

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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