This panoramic view was created in 1616 by Dutch golden age draftsmen Claes Jansz Visscher and depicts the view looking north across the Thames from Southwark.
Created in 1616, the year of Shakespeare's death, it depicts the Globe Theatre, the Old St Pauls before it was destroyed by the Fire of London and the historic original London Bridge, amongst other historic buildings.
Made by the Bodleian's Imaging Studio, the image has been restored and printed onto satin paper using a high high quality "Giclee" printing process. It's presented complete with hand cut mounts .
Printed image dimensions: 107cm (42.1") x 21cm (8.3")
Dimensions with mount: 122cm (48") x 36cm (14.1")
The original features prominently in our exhibition North Sea Crossings, telling the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. The exhibition runs until the 18th of April in the ST Lee Gallery at the Weston Library and entry is free.