|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||G. Bodenehr fec. et excudit Augustae Vindelicorum cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac. Caes. Maj. [Augsburg, 1720]|
|Dimensions||168 x 710 mm|
A rare and beautifully hand-coloured early eighteenth century German map of London, Westminster, and Southwark, engraved by Bodenehr for his 'Force d'Europe - oder Die Merckwürdigst und Fürnehmste meuistentheils auchIhrer Fortification wegen Berühmteste Staette, Vestungen, Seehaefen, Paesse, Camps de Bataille, in Europa.' The map is flanked on either side by large panels of descriptive text, as well as a numbered key illustrating over 200 points of interest. St James park is clearly visible on the outskirts of London, with a pair of deer near the Lake clearly visible. The walls of the City of London are clearly visible, and St Pauls and the Tower are shown pictorially.
Gabriel Bodenehr (1664-1758) was a German engraver, geographer, and publisher, and a scion of the Augsburg-based Bodenehr family of engravers.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Minor discolouration to edges of sheet. Trimmed to border on right margin, as issued.