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Charing Cross, London | A Perspective View | London 1740

Today one of London’s busiest intersections, this view of Charing Cross was published in 1740 and is part of the King’s Topographical Collection. A handful of carts and carriages can be seen heading in the direction of The Strand, Whitehall, and Northumberland Avenue with a few of the city’s inhabitants, shopkeepers and street vendors in the foreground. 
King’s Topographical Collection: George III’s great collection of maps and views. His books, maps, views, maritime charts, manuscripts and coins and medals were given to the nation by his son George IV.  
Full title: A Perspective View of Charing Cross
Published: 30 December 1740 London
Publisher: John Bowles
Format:  Etching
Usage Terms: Public Domain
Held By: British Library
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