Detail from Wenceslaus Hollar’s 1647 depiction of London, reproduced in Mapping London: Making Sense of the City, by Simon Foxell. Hollar was a mapmaker and topographical artist who made numerous prints of the city, but this view, looking across the Thames from above Southwark, is considered particularly masterful. However, there is little in this image to suggest that England was in the middle of a civil war, perhaps due to the fact that Hollar was not actually in the country at the time. He had fled to Antwerp along with his family in 1644 to avoid the conflict.
Lauren Bacall is judging you.
This is amazing.