A scarce "vue d'optique" (with mirror image title) bird's eye view of London. Key sights shown in this unusual view are the Thames, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe theatre in the South Bank and Tower of London. The river is bustling with activity. The view is very rare on the market.
1740 Rupprech/Haffner View of London
Lodinium [or] Prospectus Londinum, Sedes Regia, et praecipua Urbs in Anglia ad Temesium Fluvium . . .
Map Maker Specifics
MA Rupprecht / J C Haffner, 1740 c., Augsburg
13 x 17.5 in. plus margins
Good - Very Good. Nice strike, well colored. Soiling and some foxing, mostly in the margins. A void in title area in lower margin was expertly closed.