London In The Reign Of Elizabeth
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A distinctive and most unusual woodblock engraved map of Elizabethan London where the printing is reversed - white on black. The map was published in London in 1832 in William Pinnock's "The Guide To Knowledge", and this example is printed on two sheets joined together. They were engraved by Joshua Archer and Sidney Hall and appeared in many editions and re-issues of "The Guide To Knowledge" until 1863. The map is numbered XXXV at upper left and has the price of one penny at upper right. The "Guide ..." was a serialised part work and was relatively inexpensive, thus accessible to many. The map derives from the Elizabethan Agas plan showing the walled city and developments beyond westwards to Westminster. Printed on two sheets joined.
region: London Maps & Plans
mapmakers: W. Pinnock J. Archer S. Hall
place and date of publication: London 1832-
medium and colour: woodblock, Uncolouredref: 36370
size in mm: 170 by 440mm (6.75 by 17.25 inches).
Price: £ 200
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