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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

Illustrated London News. [Map of Washingon]
District of Columbia. London, 1861. Wood-engraving. Map area 190 x 245mm set in text.
Map of the district of Columbia from a supplement dated August 10th 1861. On the back are two half page images [The Civil War in America: Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac - Advance of the Wisconsin Men (Federalists) and [The Port of Dieppe, see page 148].
This item is currently on reserve


  ASIA 
 India 

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. [19th Century View of Peshawar]
Peshawar. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 240 x 330mm.
Nineteenth century view of Peshawar published by the Illustrated London News, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17023]    £125.00 ($157 • €144 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

Illustrated London News. [London during the International Exhibition of 1862]
London. Guide to the International Exhibition 1862. London, 1862. Coloured wood engraving, printed area 765 x 1060mm. Original folds flattened with repairs, laid on canvas.
A large and detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, Highgate, Bromley Greenwich Park and Stockwell. It was issued as a supplement to the ILN, 24th May, 1862, to coincide with the 'International Exhibition', the second of London's World Fairs after the Great Exhibition of 1851. Held on the site of the Natural History Museum, exhibits included parts of Charles Babbage's analytical engine, maritime and locomotive engines and William Morris's decorative arts. The exhibition attracted over six million visitors. Of interest on the map are the proposed bridge from Temple Gardens to Southwark; and the depiction of Battersea Park's original plan despite opening four years before with a different layout. HYDE: Victorian Maps of London, 82.
[Ref: 16177]    £750.00 ($941 • €866 rates)


 London Views 

Illustrated London News. [A panoramic view of Victorian London]
London from the South Side of the Thames. London, 1861. Wood engraving, printed area 520 x 1330mm. Binding folds flattened.
A very detailed 'balloon-view' of London, engraved by Robert Loudan after Thomas Sulman. Taken from a point above Kennington, it shows the Thames from the Houses of Parliament to St Katherine's Dock the year before the passing of the Thames Embankment bill that led to the building of the Victoria & Albert Embankments. On the north side of the Thames landmarks include Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, the Clock Tower of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, Monument and the Tower of London, with Regent's Park, Hampstead and Highgate in the distance. On the south side of the Thames are Lambeth Palace, Bethlem Royal Hospital (now the Imperial War Museum), Waterloo Station, St George's Circus and Elephant & Castle.
[Ref: 17359]    £1,500.00 ($1,883 • €1,733 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 British Islands 

Illustrated London News. [Pictorial map of the Isle of Wight]
The Isle of Wight London, ILN, 1858. Glyphograph, sheet 400 x 280mm.
Information on the reverse relating to the vignettes around the map which show Osborn House, Black Gang Chine. Shanklin Chine, Hambrough Castle and the Needles lighthouse. Published May 8th 1858.
[Ref: 15188]    £55.00 ($69 • €64 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Baltic States 

Illustrated London News Picture Map of the Baltic Sea. London, 1856, 500 x 760mm
A large and lavishly illustrated map of the Baltic and countries bordering it, produced as a supplement to the Illustrated London News. With over fifty inset views and maps of the main cities of each country. Produced soon after the end of the Crimean war, this map illustrates the areas where military action took place, especially Cronstadt, St Petersburg, and Finland (then part of the Russian Empire) where much of the miltary action took place, resulting in a stalemate. On the verso a representation of "The Fleet At The Great Naval Review, At Spithead, April 23, 1856".
[Ref: 10369]    £325.00 ($408 • €375 rates)


  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. [The path of the 1847 total solar eclipse over Europe]
Annular Eclipse of the Sun, on Saturday Next. London, 1847. Wood-engraving. Map area 150 x 220mm set in text.
Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 2 October 1847. 'Chart of that portion of Ireland, Wales, England and France, to which the Solar Eclipse of October 9, 1847, will be annular - (from the Illustrated London Almanack for 1847) "An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon."
[Ref: 15440]    £60.00 ($75 • €69 rates)


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