A PLAN OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER SHOWING THE FORTS ERECTED BY ORDER OF PARLIAMENT IN 1643
"A Plan of LONDON and WESTMINSTER. Shewing the Forts erected by Order of the Parliament in 1643 & the Desolation by the Fire in 1666"
Attractive detailed map of London 1749
This is a retrospective plan of London published in the Gentelman's Magazine in June 1749 showing the 1643 defences for the civil war and the area destroyed by the Great Fire. These defences were built to protect the city from attacks by Charles I and his 15,000 Royalist troops. Here all 23 forts are shown, linked by eighteen miles of ramparts. The Royalists never attempted to enter London because the King made a tactical withdrawal.
Good hand colour
References: Jolly, D.C. (Brit Per) GENT-64
The Gentleman’s Magazine was a British publication that helped to normalize the use of maps in support of articles and features. It was founded in 1731 by the prominent London publisher Edward Cave, a pioneer in periodical journalism.
code : M4988
Cartographer : ANON
Date : 1749 London
Size : 20*24.5 cms
availability : Available
Price : £175