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Map of London, before the Fire of 1666

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Map of London, before the Fire of 1666

ca. 1667
17th century
178 x 290 mm (7 x 11.4 in.)

Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian, (1607–1677)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Second of four states, with a scratch (not seen in Hind illustration) on plate f
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate: “W. Hollar fecit”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (inscribed in black ink on verso, lower left: “Seymour Haden”).
Bibliography: Parthey 1000; Hind 8 ii/iv.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1940
Accession Number: 1940.D1.131

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  • England - TGN 7002445
  • fires - Use for events where something is totally or partially consumed by fire, whether intentionally or by accident. For the process of altering, injuring, or consuming something by fire or heat, use "burning." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added; descriptor moved. November 1992 lead-in term added. May 1991 alternate term added.]
  • London - TGN 7011781
  • maps - Documents depicting in graphic or photogrammetric form, normally to scale and usually on a flat medium, a selection of material or abstract features on or in relation to the surface of the earth or of a heavenly body, and generally emphasizing arterial or regional relationships. For similar representations on a horizontal plane but for depicting smaller-scale objects and spaces, use "plans (drawings)." ICA [November 1992 descriptor moved. April 1991 scope note changed.]

  • plate Dimensions: 178 x 290 mm (7 x 11.4 in.)

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