The View of London Bridge from East to West.To the right Honourable John Gore Lord Mayor of The Citie of London. Right Honourable, I Am Bolde under you worthy name, to re-publish the moderne modell of the most famous Monument (for a Bridge) in the world. I described it in the time of Queen Elizabeth, but the Plate having bene neare these 20 yeares imbeseled and detained by a Person, till of late unknowne, and now brought to light, in your most happy & honourable Mayoralitie, I thought it my Duty, to present it first unto your Honourable view. Resting in all humblenesse. Your Honours to be Commanded John Norden. The description of London -Bridge……
Originally 1598. This 19th century anonymous engraving carries and 1802 watermark in the paper.
Engraving. 380 x 560mm.
View of old London Bridge from east to west showing buildings on the bridge and vessels on the water. In the foreground a boat has capsized and three figures have fallen into the River Thames, figures in a nearby boat attempt to rescue the swimmers. There is a crest and title in the upper section flanked by two putti.
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