Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - detail of city walls on the north-west.

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:London's City walls and the fields beyond in Shakespeare's time.

Close beyond the city walls lay fields and orchards. The engraving shows the wooden frames on which laundresses would hang fabric to dry. Within the city can be seen some of the hundred churches that were the centre of each parish of closely packed houses, mostly built of timber, with tiled roofs. This was the city that a century later, in September 1666, was to be devastated by the 'Great Fire of London'.

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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