Archives for maps & prints

Guy Fawkes

Guido Fawkes and his associates, engraving published by G Smeeton of St Martin’s Lane, London. Collection no 5286a This image shows the conspirators who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605. It includes not only Guy Fawkes, but also Thomas Winter, Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy,
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London Fire

Fire in London, coloured aquatint by J Bluck from an original by Rowlandson & Pugin, published 1 September 1808 at Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, 101 Strand, London. Layton collection no 957d A strong image of a London event, showing the fire that destroyed the Albion
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Interior of the late theatre Drury Lane

Interior of the late theatre, Drury Lane built by Henry Holland Esq, destroyed by fire 24 February 1809. This theatre had been rebuilt after a fire in 1804. The playwright and MP, Sheridan, who owned it at the time of the conflagration, hurried from the
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Design for Newgate prison

Design for building a commodious prison for debtors and felons at Newgate, by George Dance Parliament granted £50,000 towards the cost of rebuilding Newgate Prison and a new court house on a large plot of land provided by the City of London. Work began in
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17th century maps of the Caribbean

Two maps of the Caribbean by Philip Lea, globe maker of Cheapside, London, printed on one sheet of paper. Lea was active between about 1680 and his death in 1700.The upper map shows a wider area of the Caribbean and the lower shows Jamaica with
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Mill Hill Park Estate at Acton 1873

Mill Hill Park Estate at Acton. Plan of land for sale by Robins, 1873. One of two plans in the collection (nos 2975 a and b) which formed part of sale particulars of land offered for development in Acton.
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Great Road in the County of Middlesex

A plan of the Great Road from Tyburn to Uxbridge and from Brent Bridge to Brentford in the County of Middlesex, surveyed in 1769 by Thomas Lediard, the agent and surveyor for the Commission for Streets and Waterways. It shows the route of the turnpike
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