John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597] - Southern bank details including a crane, and heads on spikes above the gateway.

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Date:1597

Description:The south end of London Bridge, close to Shakespeare’s Globe.

The southern end of London Bridge led directly into the parish of St. Mary Overy. This was a busy area for industry as is indicated by the mechanical hoist in Norden's drawing. People travelling on foot, or horseback to the theatres and other entertainments of the district passed this way every day.

Full title: John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597] (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

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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]

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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.

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