The City of London in the Time of the Saxon Dynasty, William Darton circa 1810
Title: LONDINIVM Augusta. The CITY of LONDON in the time of the Saxon Dynasty about the Year ONE THOUSAND: Compiled from the most Authentic Documents, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.
Publication: London: William Darton , 38 Holborn Hill.
Date: Circa 1810
Description: Title cartouche is at the top right of this map of Saxon London and consists of eight different fonts. A history of the city at the time of the Danish invasions is situated bottom left with a key to historical figures appears next to the compass rose at bottom right. This retrospective map gives illustrated views of prominent architectural and geographical features, with St Paul's Cathedral occupying the site of an old temple to Diana. Outside the walled city, Old Bourne (today's Holborn) is represented as a village on the banks of the River Wells on the Praetorian way as well as many Roman burial grounds. Smethe Felde and Barbacan are also shown to the North of the wall city.
Condition: Good imprint, early hand colouring, folding copy, dissected and laid on linen as published.
Image size: 420 x 520mm
16.5 x 20.5 " approx.
Order No. 2952