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

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:'Londinium': ancient capital of Shakespeare's England.

London had been founded on the banks of the River Thames when the Romans established their fortress at what became the Tower of London. The Latin heading on the engraving translates as: 'London, capital of the most fertile kingdom of England.'

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

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1590s
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.
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