Map of Early Modern London

Seminar members and visitors of our blog amy be interested in vistinting the website of a fantastic project exploring early modern urbanism and space, through an interactive Map of Early Modern London.

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Civitas Londinum, also known as the “Agas map,” offers a bird’s-eye view of London; it was first printed around 1561, although no copies survive of that initial version.  A later copy, printed in 1633, offers a richly detailed view  of the buildings and of the streets of the city and of its immediate environment.