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Transcription of Cartouche on Map
T His antient and famous City of London, was firſt founded by Brute the Trojan, in the year of the World two thouſand, eight hundred thirty & two, and before the Nativity of our Saviour Chriſt, one thouſand, one hunded, and 30. So that ſince the firſt building, it is 2 thouſand 7 hundred 60 & 3 years. And afterward was repaired & enlarged by King Lud. but at this preſent ſo flouriſheth, that it containeth in length from the Eaſt to the Weſt about 2. Engliſh miles, from the North to the South about 2 Engliſh miles. It is alſo ſo plentifully peopled, that it is divided into a hundred and 22. Pariſhes within the Liberties, beſides 16 Pariſhes that are in the ſuburbs. It is planted on a very good ſoyle: for on the one ſide it is compaſſed with corne & paſture ground, and on the other ſide is is incloſed with the river of Thames, which not only aboundeth in all kind of freſh water-fiſh, but alſo is ſo navigable, that it as well bringeth abundance of commodities from all parts of the World, as alſo conveieth forth ſuch commodities as the plentifulneſſe of our Contry doth yeild us: which both augments the fame therof abroad, and alſo increaſeth the riches thereof at hom; ſo that as it is head and chief City of the whole Realm, ſo is it likewiſe head and chief Chamber of the whole Realm, as well for our outward as inward commodities. God proſper it at his pleaſure.
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