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Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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lo(n)don

Icon description

four spired churches with crosses, two castles, wall with one gate, white paint, blue roofs, round windows and portcullis in silver leaf, now tarnished, spires in gold leaf

Icons
  • castles (multiple)
  • churches with cross (mutliple)
  • decorated roofs
  • decoration
  • decoration
  • gate
Description
Appearances
Etymology a Celtic place-name, possibly formed from a pers. name Londinos, meaning 'the bold one'
Translation
Earlier editors
Early Maps

londo(n) (Angliae Figura); shown without a place-name (Totius Britanniae; spired church with cross, two castles, walls with two gates)

Overwritten

no

Attested spelling Lundin 13th century, first quarter Layamon