A View of London as it was in the Year 1647 is a hand colored copper engraving published by the well known British publisher and engraver John Boydell (1720-1804) and engraved by R.Benning , sold at Cheapside London 1756. Panoramic view on two sheets conjoined as issued linen mounted. Lettered with title in French and English along the base of the image including a numbered key to the structures. In very good condition except for one 1/8 inch tear in the sky to the left of the middle seam that is barely noticeable. This is a large very detailed panorama of London before the Great Fire taken from the south bank of the river Thames, looking north. This long view is from Westminster Abbey to St. Katherine’s and Essex on the north side of the Thames and of Southwark on the south of the Thames in the foreground. From Boydell’s ‘ A Collection of One Hundred Views in England and Wales’.