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Interesting early birdseye view of London from a low angle from Southwark,a through though from a tower near Bankhead.

The view extends from Charing Cross in the West to just beyond the Tower of London. Hollar shows 4 theaters in the foreground (Swan, Bear Garden, the Globe and an unnamed theater). In the sky above Winchester House is "South Warke." The four low hills beyond the city are named Harrowe, Hamsted, Hygate and Hackney.

In Scouloudi's Panoramic Views of London, 1600-1666, the author points out that it is difficult to date the map because of several anomalise, includng the absence of the Banqueting House (finished 1622), the lack of atrnations ot St. Pauls (1642), and the inclusion of the buildings at the north end of the bridge which were burned in 1633. In Early Maps of London, William Martin opined that Hollar copied Merian's view, an opinion shared by Howgego.

Condition Description
Staining in upper margin and some minor foxing. Small repair to fold split on verso.