A Norman Cathedral
By DE JONGHE, Clement , 1639

Londinum Celeberrimum Angliae Emporium.

British Isles London
  • Author: DE JONGHE, Clement
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publication date: c.1639-1641
  • Physical description: Copper engraving.
  • Dimensions: image: 410 by 510mm (16.25 by 20 inches). sheet: 445 by 545mm (17.5 by 21.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12362


A print of the London skyline, with the crests of the Prince of Wales and the City of London. It is a copy after Rombout van den Hoeye’s bird’s eye print of the same subject, which in itself is a variant of Matthias Merian’s view (BM). It shows the old St Paul’s Cathedral and the Globe Theatre, suggesting a date before the Fire of London and before the Puritans closed the Globe in 1642. The British Library example is catalogued with a possible date of 1670, but no justification is given.

Clement de Jonghe (1624/5-1677) was a Dutch printseller, and a friend of Rembrandt, who made a portrait print of him.


  1. Scouloudi, p.50 (Merian).
  2. BL Maps *3518.(6.)
  3. BM 1880,1113.1128 (van den Hoeye)