Fuego! A good 18th century map of London showing the streets and buildings between Corn Hill, Lombard Street and Birchin Lane affected by the fire. Accompanied by a single leaf text legend naming tenants burnt out of their dwellings. The fire started in an Exchange Alley at a peruke (wig) maker’s shop on March 25, 1748 and quickly spread to surrounding buildings and streets. It devastated between 90-100 structures including coffee and ale houses, dwellings, and the house in which the poet Gray was born.Gentleman’s Magazine, London. Jolly-Gent 56. Map Condition: Light browning but overall very good. Map Type: Copper engraved map with later hand colouring.

Stock No: 1035
Cartographer: Payne, M.
Year: 1748

Height (in): 4.75
Width (in): 6.75
Price: $135