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Record 12057

Reading Experience:

'I to my booksellers and there spent an hour looking over "Theatrum Urbium" and "Flandria illustrata", with excellent cuts, with great content.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 4 Feb 1664
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: St Paul's churchyard
other location: bookseller's shop
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J Blaeu
Title: Theatrum civitatum... Italie [OR] Ubrium praecipuarum mundi theatrum quintum
Genre: Geography / Travel, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: "Theatrum" published 1663
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12057  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 5
  Page: 38
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 5, p. 38,, accessed: 26 May 2020

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