Woodcut from the Chronicle of England: 1497
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Woodcut image of London showing the roofs of houses and church spires. This image is part of the book 'The Chronicle of England'. In the book, this image is shown on the top of a right hand side page which has two columns of text. 'Chronicles of England' was compiled by Caxton in 1480, the book gives an account of the history of England from the time that "Albyne with his susters entred into this isle" until the accession of Edward IV. The work was in constant demand and this edition was printed by Wynkyn de Worde, a printer from Alsace, who inherited Caxton's shop in Westminster in 1491.
1497 AD - 1497 AD