Fine large format map of the County of Middlesex, with London in the lower right corner.
Includes 92 small coats of arms of the Free Companies in the county, and two larger decorative cartouches.
A large and decorative 18th century map of Middlesex by Richard Seale
This map is flanked by the arms of all 92 Livery Companies of the City of London. Although they are listed alphabetically, the reality is that in 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London settled an order of precedence for the 48 Livery Companies then in existence, which was based on the Companies’ economic and political power.