Attractive original antique map showing the heart of London's City. Stretching from the back of St. Paul's Cathedral through to the intersection which now hosts the Bank underground station, this map shows some of today's most desirable real estate in London.
Detail is extensive, with the outlines of buildings drawn and many streets, lanes, and alleys all depicted. Churches are shown pictorially, and views of two parish churches are shown below the map. These are St. Mildred's on Bread Street and St. Matthew's on Friday Street.
The map is dedicated to the aldermen of the two wards depicted: Stephen Theodore Janssen (who was also Lord Mayor at the time) and William Alexander. Their coats of arms are shown in the upper left and right of the map.
The map was engraved for Maitland's Survey of London, which showed London in the middle of the 18th century and for which Cole engraved numerous maps.