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 London Views 

Anonymous. [A scarce 18th century German prospect of London]
Londen, die vornehmste u. Residenz Stadt der Könige in Engelland. Löbau? c.1790.
An unusual prospect of London, apparently an amalgam of two views from before and after the Great Fire of 1666. The City churches, including Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, are taken from the famous Kip prospect of 1720, as well as the key; however, as this view omits the South Bank, Southwark comes from a much earlier view and still includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which was closed by the Puritans in 1642 and pulled down three years later. For some reason the publishers chose to put a medallion portrait of German king Conrad III (1093-1152) above the prospect.
[Ref: 18483]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,708 rates)

FARINGTON, Joseph. [18th century view of Westminster from the Thames]
View of Westminster Bridge Including Westminster Hall and the Abbey. London, W.Byrne, 1790. Coloured aquatint with soft ground etching. 460 x 670mm. Two small tears in edges repaired.
A fine aquatint etched by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington. Taken from water level, Behind is Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the Palace of Westminster (completed 1097), and Westminster Abbey (begun in 1245, here showing the two western towers built by Nicholas Hawkesmoor 1722-45). Along the Thames are the Thames Watermen transporting cargo and passengers along the river. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was a painter who is best remembered for his landscapes for John Boydell's 'History of the River Thames', which regarded as a landmark English colour-plate book. This print is on a far grander scale, allowing much finer detail.
[Ref: 13342]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,708 rates)

MORRIS, Richard. [A section of Morris's spectacular panorama of Regent's Park]
Cumberland Villas - Chester Terrace - Cambridge Terrace. London: R. Ackermann, 1831. Aquatint with original colour, on two sheets conjoined, total 105 x 830mm. Lateral printed borders made up with manuscript.
A section of Morris's thirteen-sheet 'route panorama' (i.e. a continous view taken from multiple viewpoints) recording the perimeter of Regent's Park before the general public were allowed admittance. It shows the opulent residences designed by John Nash and Decimus Burton and built 1825-6. Little is known about Richard Morris other than his professions of plantsman and surveyor. He published: 'The Botanist's Manual', 1824; 'Essays in Landscape Gardening', 1825; and 'Flora Conspicua' in 1826. ABBEY: Life 524.
[Ref: 18381]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,822 rates)

HEATH, William. [A military review in Hyde Park before Queen Victoria]
This Print of the Grand Review which took place in Hyde Park, On Monday the 9th of July 1838 in the Presence of Her Most Gracious Majesty Victoria, the Foreign Princes and Ambassadors attendant at Her Coronation, Is Presented as a Loyal Memorandum of that Pleasing and Joyous Event, by The Publishers. London: Lewis & Johnson, c.1840. Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 490 x 585mm. Trimmed just within plate, mount burn around image.
A lively scene of a military review held in the north-east corner of Hyde Park as part of the celebration of Queen Victoria's coronation two weeks earlier, the 28th of June. Cavalry gallop around the outside of the field while infantry demonstrate a defensive square and artillery pieces fire blanks, both generating clouds of smoke. On the right is Victoria's coach surrounded by dignitaries, with the houses of Park Lane behind, their roofs lined with spectators. A rare print: the only example we could trace is in the British Museum, published by J. Salisbury. The publication, the only one by Salisbury in the BM, could not have been a success as the plate was soon in the hands of Lewis and Johnson. Primarily publishers of music sheets, they purchased and reissued a few plates in the 1840s. The artist, William Heath (1794-1840), is famous for the political satires he published under the pseudonym 'Paul Pry'. BM: 1902,1011.8832.
[Ref: 18441]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,708 rates)

BANKS, John Henry. [A detailed 'balloon view' of London]
A Cosmoramic View of London. London: Banks, Wallis & Ackermann, 1843. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 440 x 1000mm.
A detailed 'balloon-view' of London, taken from a point above Kennington. On the left edge are Vauxhall Bridge, Hyde Park Corner and Regents Park; on the right the Tower and West India Docks; in the foreground Lambeth Palace and the Elephant & Castle; and, on the far horizon, Highgate Archway. A later state of c.1860 has the plate retitled 'A Panoramic View of London', as 'Cosmoramic' dropped from usage.
[Ref: 18754]    £2,400.00 ($3,168 • €2,733 rates)

BANKS, J.H. [A 'balloon view' of Victorian London]
A Panoramic View of London. London, Edward Wallis, c.1850. Coloured. 440 x 1000mm. A few small repairs
A superbly detailed 'balloon-view' of London, taken from a point above Kennington. On the left edge are Vauxhall Bridge, Hyde Park Corner and Regents Park; on the right the Tower and West India Docks; in the foreground Lambeth Palace and the Elephant & Castle; and on the far horizon Highgate Archway. First published in 1843 with the title 'A Cosmogramic View…', this state was retitled with 'Panoramic' as 'Cosmoramic' had dropped from usage.
[Ref: 17856]    £2,600.00 ($3,432 • €2,961 rates)

Illustrated London News. [A panoramic view of Victorian London]
London from the South Side of the Thames. London, 1861. Coloured 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 ($1,980 • €1,708 rates)

BREWER, Henry William. [Detailed prospect of the West End of London]
A Bird's-Eye View of the West End of London. London: The Graphic, 1889. Wood engraving. 465 x 1130mm.
An unsual arial view of London, taken from above the Houses of Parliament, but looking away from the City, issued as a supplement to the Graphic newspaper on 21st September 1889. On the right edge is Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column and the National Gallery; the the right foreground are Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church; in the middle distance at the centre is Buckingham Palace, with the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial behind; and on the left is Pimlico, with Vincent Square, Victoria Station and Chelsea Bridge.
[Ref: 17896]    £1,500.00 ($1,980 • €1,708 rates)

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