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London in 1666 (year of the Great Fire)

Contemporary map by Wenceslav Hollar showing the area destroyed by the Great Fire of London. Pye Corner is indicated by the red dot. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Bowles's Reduced New Pocket Plan Of The Cities Of London And Westminster With The Borough Of Southwark, Exhibiting The New Buildings To The Year 1775.

Bowles's Reduced New Pocket Plan Of The Cities Of London And Westminster With The Borough Of Southwark, Exhibiting The New Buildings To The Year

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London, showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889). The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents. #map #london #poverty

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum East End of London showing Bethnal Green Road Charles Booth’s Labour & Life of the People 1889 The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents

EXCELLENT post re: Regency London, slums and hells. English Historical Fiction Authors: London in the early 19th century

EXCELLENT post re: Regency London, slums and hells. English Historical Fiction Authors: London in the early century

London, 1572. Thought to be the first printed map of London (by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg), this view of the city shows the dense and compact urban complex that developed north of the river, rather than on the marshy south bank. London Bridge was the only river crossing at the time this map was produced.

The Forbidden City to Convict's Landing: rare early city maps – in pictures

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