Antique engraved map of one of the unfulfilled plans for rebuilding London in the aftermath of the infamous Great Fire of 1666.
This is Sir John Evelyn's plan, which, while not as well known as Sir Christopher Wren's, was an important entry in urban planning. Its use of rectilinear avenues combining into large public squares borrowed from Continental traditions, while advancing a kind of modernity over the pre-existing Medieval layout.
The map includes a key of 38 landmarks.
Alexander Hogg Biography
Alexander Hogg was a publisher active in London from 1778 to 1824. He worked under the sign of the Kings Arms on Paternoster Row. He is especially known for publishing architectural and historical prints, as well as maps.