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1741 LONDON. T. Bowles by Homann Heirs. Regional map with view of Westminster

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London. "Ausführliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London". 

Regional map copper engraved and with original hand colour. Inset panorama "London und Westminster von der Sud-Seyte" 11.5 x 56 cm.

49 x 56.5 cm 

Howgego 88; Sandler S. 136.

A large and impressive map of London and surrounding counties, published by the Homann Heirs for the Maior Atlas Superiore. 

The city of London is picked out in red at centre, and a key in the top right shows the corresponding symbols for Villages and Hamlets, Windmills, Castles, Stately Homes, Parish Churches, Market Towns, and Towns represented by MPs.

The prospect of London below the map, here entitled 'London u. Westminster von der Sud-Seyte', is a reduced but close copy of John Bowles' prospect.

Condition: Pressed central vertical fold, as issued. Light staining along fold as almost always. Otherwise an excellent clean example in full and attractive colour. Blank on verso.