Saturday, 16 October 2010

MAPCO London Fire Maps

More London map material from MAPCO: 

A New & Correct Plan Of All The Houses Destroyed And Damaged By The Fire Which Began In Exchange-Alley, Cornhill, On Friday, March 25th, 1748.
http://archivemaps.com/mapco/cornhill/fire.htm

A Plan Of The Great Fire In Bishopsgate Street Leadenhall Street & Cornhill. On Thursday Novr 7th 1765.
http://archivemaps.com/mapco/bishopsgate/fire.htm

Both of these maps include extensive notes taken from the London Magazine and Gentleman's Magazine of the time, including the names of occupants in the area, and notes on some of those killed during the fires.

The 1748 fire plan article recalls the great fire of 1666, and links back to this map:

A Plan of the City and Liberties of London, Shewing the Extent of the Dreadful Conflagration in the Year 1666 at http://archivemaps.com/mapco/london/1666liberties.htm

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