Londinum Londinum Urbs Praecipua Regni Angliae.
- Author: Anonymous
- Publication place: [Italy
- Publication date: c1687-1730].
- Physical description: Copper engraving.
- Dimensions: Image: 395 by 510mm (15.5 by 20 inches). Sheet: 430 by 555mm (17 by 21.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12426
A Latin version of Pierre Aveline’s view of London. Although the title cartouche has been changed, the engraver has not changed the tower of St Paul’s Cathedral to its post-Fire state. Although it is intended to represent contemporary, eighteenth century London, it still shows the Elizabethan theatres in Bankside.
Scouloudi records this as a variant of the view published by Antoine Aveline (1691-1743) in the early eighteenth century, but she does not record the copy published by his father, Pierre Aveline. The present example could therefore be a variant on either the father’s or the son’s.
- Scouloudi pp.59-60.
Scouloudi, I. (1953). Panoramic views of London, 1600-1666 with some later adaptations: an annotated list. London: Library Committee of the Corporation of London.
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