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The road to 'Chelsey'.
The largest map of Hanovarian London, that almost didn't see the light of day due to a Royal dispute, is being sold for £60,000.
A rare and fascinating panorama was drawn 300 years ago, and reveals in incredible detail the layout of the city in the early days of Georgian Britain.
The piece of art, measuring 40ins by 80ins, was produced in 1717 by Dutch artisan Jan Kip for Caroline of Ansbach, the Princess of Wales.
But George I banned its publication for 9 years after falling out with his son and daughter in law in a bitter family dispute.
He finally relented in 1726 allowing the glorious vista showing a far-reaching view from Buckingham House (Buckingham Palace) over St James's Park and Westminster towards the City of London, to be produced.