Here’s an interesting effort that gives you a modern day webmap revealing London back in the 16th Century when Shakespear was around.
Enter The Agas Map of Early Modern London
According to a fine article on CityLab, The bird’s-eye view of London (also known as the “Agas” map) was first printed on woodblocks in 1561—right around the time of Shakespeare’s birth—then modified a century later. The intricate “Agas” map shows details such as monuments, institutions, businesses, marketplaces, and urban planning fixtures. Read More
See also more about the Early Map of London
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— Glenn Letham (@gletham) April 9, 2015