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The City of London in the Time of the Saxon Dynasty


London antique MapWilliam Darton 1810 - Saxon London
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LONDINIVM Augusta. The CITY of LONDON in the time of the Saxon Dynasty about the Year ONE THOUSAND: Compiled from the most Authenic Documents, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.

London: William Darton , 38 Holborn Hill. Circa 1810.

Title cartouche is at the top right of this map of Saxon London and consists of eight different fonts. A history of the city at the time of the Danish invasions is situated bottom left with a key to historical figures appears next to the compass rose at bottom right. This retrospactive map gives illustrated views of prominent architectural and geographical features, with St Paul's Cathedral occupying the site of an old temple to Diana. Outside the walled city, Old Bourne (today's Holborn) is represented as a village on the banks of the River Wells on the Praetorian way as well as many Roman burial grounds. Smethe Felde and Barbacan are also shown to the North of the wall city.

Condition: Good imprint, early hand colouring, folding copy, disected and laid on linen as published.

Title: An antique map of Saxon London
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 420 x 520mm, 16.5 x 20.5 " approx.
Order No. 2952 Price: £265.00 Paper Size: 450 x 540mm, 17.75 x 21.25 " approx.
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19th century map of London in Saxon times by William Darton

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