Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - detail of Southwark district

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:Southwark: a place for entertainment in Shakespeare's time.

The southbank of the river Thames in London was reached from the city only by boat, or across London Bridge. This area, called Southwark, was beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here lay the theatres: The Hope, The Rose, The Globe and The Swan, as well as the bear-baiting arenas, public alehouses and other houses of entertainment.

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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