Nine images of the plague in London, 17th century.

Item

Title

Nine images of the plague in London, 17th century.

Description

This collection of nine printed illustrations are featured as the frontispiece of Walter George Bell’s detailed account of the plague in The Great Plague in London in 1665. These wood prints depict different scenes from the plague including a scene of infected people from different social classes being treated by medical professionals, body collectors going through the streets, people escaping the Great Fire by taking refuge on boats on the Thames River, mass burial scenes, a funerary procession, and what appears to be scenes of mass migration of those who lost their homes to the Great Fire of London.

Contributor

The Great Plague in London in 1665

Creator

Walter George Bell

Date

1924

Format

Wood print

Language

English

Publisher

London: John Lane; New York: Dodd, Mead and Company

Rights

CC BY 4.0

Source

Wellcome Collection. History of Medicine, FL.43