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A view of London and the Thames circa 1616


From Visscher's panoramic view of London, circa 1616. This is London as Shakespeare would have known it. He died in April of that year.




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For a more detailed picture of each part of the town, click on one of the sections above, choosing whichever one of the five views you wish to magnify.


Most of the prominent buildings are named in this view of London from the South. The lettering is not always legible in this reproduction, taken from a 1905 copy. More detailed views are given below of each section, and views of St. Pauls Cathedral, London Bridge, and the section of the south bank with the Globe theatre and the Bear garden are all given in expanded detail. (See the list below).

The original Visscher map is currently on view in an exhibition at the British Library. (Until April 2007).



Section 1   Section 3
Section 2 Links to separate views of St. Pauls and the Globe theatre.   Section 4 Links to a separate view of London Bridge.
  Section 5 Links to a separate view of London Bridge.


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