An elevation, plan, and history, of the Royal Exchange of London


An elevation, plan, and history, of the Royal Exchange of London

Item Information

Title:
An elevation, plan, and history, of the Royal Exchange of London
Description:
Plan of the Royal Exchange of London, showing goods traded and the country of origin of the traders.
We Are One: This print provides a large-scale depiction of the city’s Royal Exchange, the hub of commerce for the British Empire. In this building, people purchased and sold goods and spread news from around the world through conversations, books, and newspapers. The interior floor plan designates spaces for traders from the British colonies in America, Jamaica, and Barbados as well as European nations. Chesapeake tobacco planters and New England merchants depended on news and prices from the Exchange. The elevation documents the building’s Neoclassical façade, constructed after the first Exchange burned in the Great Fire of 1666.
Creator:
Donowell, John, active 1753-1786
Creator:
Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765
Name on Item:
I. Donowell delin. ; A. Walker sculpt.
Date:
[1761]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Royal Exchange (London, England)--Maps
Royal Exchange (London, England)--Pictorial works
Merchants--England
Marketplaces--England--London--Maps
England--Commerce
Places:
United KingdomLondon
Publisher:
[London] : [publisher not identified]
Notes:
Includes descriptive text and an illustration of the facade.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
Extent:
1 map ; 32 x 23 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:320
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_012249
Call #:
G5754.L7:2R69 1761 .D66
Barcode:
39999065696682
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.