Lot 226: (LONDON.) Stow, John; and Strype, John. A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster: Containing the Original, Antiquity, Increase,

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December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
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Description: (LONDON.) Stow, John; and Strype, John. A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster: Containing the Original, Antiquity, Increase, Modern Estate and Government of those Cities. 70 engraved maps and views, two folding and many double-page. [4], xii, xlii, [2], 308, 208, 285; [2], 120, 459, [1], 143, [1], 26, [25] pages. 2 volumes. Folio, 15 3/4x10 inches, full modern brown calf with red spine label, slightly rubbed; some foxing mostly keeping to early and later leaves and sheet edges, few plates and maps with small tears, map in book three facing page 53 torn with 1/4 sheet loss, several small tears in text, upper corner of leaf Ll torn with loss. London: A. Churchill, et al, 1720
Notes: Fifth edition of Stow''s well-known survey of 1598, expanded by Strype and profusely illustrated by two general maps of London and many detailed ward and parish maps. The attractive panoramic views are by and large credited to Dutch print maker Johannes Kip.
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