An elevation, plan, and history, of the Royal Exchange of London
- An elevation, plan, and history, of the Royal Exchange of London
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.
- Donowell, John, active 1753-1786
- Name on Item:
I. Donowell delin. ; A. Walker sculpt.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Royal Exchange (London, England)--Maps
Royal Exchange (London, England)--Pictorial works
- 1 map ; 32 x 23 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
[publisher not identified]
Scale approximately 1:320
Includes descriptive text and an illustration of the facade.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
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.
- Call #:
G5754.L7:2R69 1761 .D66