Image
HRP266
Site
Tower of London
Creator
William Haiward
Role
Cartographer
Creator 2
John Gascoyne
Role 2
Cartographer
Attribution
After the 1597 original
Photograph date
Circa date (photo)
Object date
Circa date (object)
Measurements
460 mm x 590 mm
Copyright
Crown Copyright: Historic Royal Palaces
Copyright (Other)
Restrictions
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HRP266

'A True and Exact Draught of the Tower Liberties'

Engraving of a combined plan and bird's-eye view of the Tower of London prepared in 1597 to accompany a report on its condition

This is the earliest measured plan of the Tower and is full of meticulous detail. There is a list down the right side of the plate, with notes on the Liberty's territory and boundaries. The term 'liberty' refers to the area under the Tower's independent jurisdiction