Globe Theatre Map
The Globe Theatre Map
that the Globe Theatre was situated on the Southbank of the river Thames in
Southwark called Bankside - next to the Bear Garden. The picture of the Globe Theatre London Map was taken from
an engraving by Claes Van
London, England, 1616.
Globe Theatre Map View
Theatre was the most magnificent theatre that London had ever seen. The
Globe theatre could hold several thousand people! The Globe Theatre
didnít just show plays. It was also reputed to be a brothel and gambling
house. Maps of London clearly show the architecture of the buildings, and these
have enabled an approximate picture of the old theatre, such as the
example picture at the top of the page, to be drawn.
The picture of the map by Claes Van Visscher clearly shows the
architecture and location of the old Globe Theatre and its close
proximity to the Bear Garden ( later replaced by the Fortune Theatre).
It had been assumed that the Globe Theatre had been an octagonal shaped
building. This assumption was based on the illustrated Visscher map
engraving of 1616. But recent archaeological evidence and other
documents, such as the illustrated Hollar map, indicate that it was
actually a 20-sided building.
Other significant map views were the Hollar map - drawn circa 1640 by
the Czech born engraver Wenceslaus Hollar.
This Globe Theatre map depicts the re-built Globe and the Bear-baiting arena.
The Agas features the Civitas Londonium map engraving which was printed in 1633 and
associated with the name of Ralph Agas. It was based on a map produced by Braun
and Hopenberg between 1554-1572 and features the bull and bear-bating
The Norden - The Civitas Londini map engraving printed in 1600 based on
drawings by John Norden which features the Rose Theatre , which was demolished in 1601, and the bear-bating arena.
Globe Theatre Map showing its proximity to
other Elizabethan Theatres
The following Globe Theatre Map dates
back to the time of Shakespeare's London. Elizabethan Theatres in London
were a booming business with considerable profits to be made. This Globe Theatre
Map provides a good insight into the location of the famous Elizabethan theatres
and the proximity between each other.
Globe Theatre Map
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