Title: A General View of London, the Capital of ...
Publisher: Alex.r Hogg at the King' Arms, No. 16 Paternoster Row.
Publication Date: 1784
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Etching. Hand-coloured. Illustration to Walpoole's 'New British Traveller: or a Complete Modern Universal Display of Great Britain and Ireland'. 1784. 28.5 x 19.5 cm (image/impression). Mounted. This view of London by Alexander Hogg in 1784 is taken from a site near Islington, then just a village in the country, and takes in most of London with the Tower to the left and Westminster to the right; fields in foreground, St Paul's central in view, hills beyond. When this map was published, in 1783 Britain had just formally recognised the independent United States of America. In France, the Montgolfier brothers had just made the first hot air balloon ascent, while in 1784 Vincent Lunardi made the first hot air balloon flight in London. Russia founded a colony in Alaska & the population of London had grown to around 820,000. British Museum number 1874,0110.296. Bookseller Inventory # 4317