It was published in the best illustrated edition of John Stow’s ‘A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster’ in 1720. The plan was drawn by John Strype (1643-1737) a cleric who wrote and edited several works. He claims to have spent over 15 years in preparing the book. The first edition of John Stow’s (1525-1605) work was issued in 1598 without maps. Adams (1983) 25 no. 64; Hyde ‘Ward Maps of the City of London’; Tooley Dictionary (1999-2004).