Evelyn’s Plan for Rebuilding London after the Great FireSKU: 8809
Evelyn’s Plan for Rebuilding London after the Great Fire
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20.5 x 34.5 cm
black and white
London Restored or Sir John Evelyn’s Plan for Rebuilding the Antient Metropolis after the Fire in 1666
Copper engraving, 20.5 x 34.5 cm, engraved by Benjamin Cole, black and white, blank verso; proposed plan of London published in the greatly expanded second edition of Maitland’s History of London.
Evelyn, Wren and Hooke were among the architects and draughtsmen who submitted masterplans for a wholesale rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, proposing variations on a grid plan, with broad streets, squares and piazzas. In the event, due largely to robust property laws and lack of money, London rose from the ashes along more or less its old lines.