Pictorial depiction of the Great Plague, (1665?). Artist: Unknown


Pictorial depiction of the Great Plague, (1665?). The top left scene is in a bedchamber with a person laid out on the floor and a coffin. A scene on the middle right shows a mass grave site. In the very centre people are carrying coffins. On the bottom left graves are being dug and coffins being placed in them. In the middle of the bottom row is a funeral procession. On the bottom right is a scene of people possibly leaving London. The Great Plague struck England and especially London between 1664 and 1666, killing perhaps more than 75,000 of a total population estimated at 460,000. From a nineteenth century facsimile reproduction from a pictorial broadsheet of 1665-1666.
Museum of London




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50,5Mo (5,8Mo) / 45,0cm x 28,1cm / 5318 x 3319 (300dpi)

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