London Redivivum.Presented by me to his Majesty, a Week after the Conflagration, together with a Discourse now in the Paper Office. JE [John Evelyn]. Another Projection JE. [&] A Plan of London... Described by J. Evelyn Esq. F.R.S. A Plan of the City of London, after the Great Fire in the Year of our Lord 1666, according to the design and proposal of S.r Christopher Wren K.t.
Sumptibus Societat. Antiquar. London. 1748.
Four maps on two engraved sheets. Each 480 x 360mm (19 x 14"). Large margins.
Four plans for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666, three by John Evelyn (1620 - 1706) and the last by Sir Christopher Wren. Attempting to raise morale Charles II encouraged the belief that London could be rebuilt to one plan, and plans were submitted by Eveyln, Wren, Robert Hooke, Valentine Knight and Richard Newcourt, among others. However the rebuilding could not be put on hold as while ownership and other problems were worked out. Thus the city's roads reappeared in the same pattern, but wider and with an eye on safety.
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