Ref: Lon025, 1738, G Vertue
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George Vertue published this map in 1738 and it was republished by George Maitland in 1756. Parliament were in control of London during the English civil war and ordered the defenses against King Charles I. Two inset panels on either side gave brief details of each of the 23 defensive positions such as the "Redoubt with flanks near Brick Lane".
The English civil war begins. In 1643 there is rebellion in Ireland. Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania in 1644 and in China the Ming dynasty ends with the suicide of the emperor. The population of London is estimated to be around 375,000.
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We make our own frames from moulding hand finished in our workshops. The standard finish is a distressed black with a gold slip inserted for the larger maps.
We finish the moulding in two other colours, Antique Red and Antique Green. These colours can be used on any of our prints or maps, both reproductions and originals, but have been chosen specifically to suit some of the antique prints and illustrations.
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