Totally Thames: Mapping London

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Totally Thames: Mapping London
The earliest extant plan of London. BRAUN, Georg and Franz HOGENBERG. Cologne, 1574

As part of Totally Thames, Daniel Crouch Rare Books brings a selling exhibition of London maps to the Oxo Tower - and the show includes some stunning rarities. You'll be able to see the first printed map of London, published by Braun and Hogenberg in 1574, as well as an example from the time of Oliver Cromwell, on which you can see ferrymen and barges setting about their work, and several large-scale Georgian examples by John Rocque. To bring things up to date, there's Stephen Walter's incredibly detailed contemporary map, investigating subterranean London with its sewers, lost rivers and transport tunnels, which was commissioned by the London Transport Museum for the Underground's 150th anniversary.


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