A Latin version of Aveline's view of London
By Anonymous , 1720

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.


  1. Scouloudi pp.59-60.