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[WERNER, Friedrich Bernard].

London.

Stock Code
85523
Georg. Balthasar Probst, Augsburg, 1730
£5,250

A beautiful large, coloured panorama of 'post fire' London by Friedrich Bernhard Werner, a German printmaker and a skilled draftsman - who specialized in panoramic views of towns in Europe in this format.
From left to right, it graphically depicts all the major houses, buildings and churches from Somerset House to the Tower of London, with St.Paul's Cathedral dominating the skyline. London Bridge is seen resplendent with houses along its entire length (the houses were finally cleared in 1756). A key below the panorama is in English, German and Latin, and lists 70 of the most important sites and buildings and landmarks - including some 40 churches. The Thames is extremelly busy with numerous sailing and maritime craft. Above the map is the title on a ribbon banner, flanked by the Royal Arms, and those of The City. During his working lifetime, Werner worked for a number of well known

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Hand-coloured engraved birds' eye view on two sheets, joined, key in German and English, one or two very small rust holes, otherwise very good.

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