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  LONDON 
 London Views 

SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Charles II, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seale of Charles II. 1660. London: George Vertue, 1753. 215 x 165mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Charles II after the Restoration, within an invented rococo border. It shows Charles on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17418]    £375.00 ($503 • €427 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Oliver Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector, made by T. Simon. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17419]    £375.00 ($503 • €427 rates)


SIMON, Thomas. [The Great Seal of Richard Cromwell, with a prospect of London]
The Great Seal the Lord Protector Richard. London: George Vertue, 1753. 210 x 150mm. Trimmed within plate and mounted in Victorian album paper.
An engraving showing the Great Seal of England, used by Richard Cromwell (son and briefly successor of Oliver Cromwell) at the end of the Commonwealth, within an invented rococo border. It shows Cromwell on horseback before pre-Fire London. The maker of this seal (and others for Charles I, the two Lord Protectors and Charles II) was Thomas Simon (c.1623-65), chief engraver of the Royal Mint. This engraving by Vertue was published in 'The Medals, Coins, Great Seals and other Works of Thomas Simon'.
[Ref: 17420]    £375.00 ($503 • €427 rates)


BOYDELL, John. [A prospect of London after Wenceslaus Hollar]
A View of London as it was in the Year 1647... London: Boydell, 1756. Coloured. 300 x 950mm.
A magnificent view of pre-fire London, taken from the roof of St Mary Overy and based on that of Wenceslas Hollar. John Boydell (1720-1804), was a publisher who helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition of engraving. Boydell also found time to be alderman of Cheap Ward in 1782, master of the Stationers' Company in 1783, sheriff of London in 1785, and eventually Lord Mayor of London in 1790.
[Ref: 17808]    £3,000.00 ($4,020 • €3,417 rates)


ROBERTSON, George. [A fine pair of Georgian prospects of London in ovals]
A North View of the Cities of London and Westminster, with Part of Highgate, taken from Hampstead Heath, near the Spaniards. [&] A South View of the Cities of London and Westminster, taken from Denmark Hall near Camberwell. London: John Boydell, 1779 & 1780. Pair of coloured engravings. Each c.605 x 480mm. Trimmed to platemarks, a few small repairs.
A beautiful pair of oval views of London, engraved by Daniel Lerpiniere after Robertson. The rustic scenes in the foreground emphasise how rural Hampstead and Camberwell were at the time: now both have been caught up in London's urban sprawl.
[Ref: 16909]    £4,000.00 ($5,360 • €4,556 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 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


FARINGTON, Joseph. [18th century view of the city from the Thames]
View of Black-Friars Bridge, and St. Paul's Cathedral. London, W.Byrne, 1790. Coloured aquatintwith soft ground etching. 460 x 670mm.
A fine aquatint etched by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Joseph Farington, showing Blackfriars Bridge from water level, with St Paul's Cathedral towering above. The bridge is the one built by Robert Mylne using Portland stone, opened in 1769. 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: 13343]    £1,500.00 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


ANDERSON, W. [A prospect of the newly-opened Waterloo Bridge designed by John Rennie]
A View of the Waterloo Bridge, from the design of John Rennie Esq. F.R.S. and Engineer to the company. London, 1822.. Aquatint with original colour, margins coloured to mimic the presentation of a watercolour. 435 x 815mm. A long crease near margin on the right side.
A view of the first Waterloo Bridge, designed by John Rennie and completed 1817. It looks east towards the City of London, with a skyline dominated by St Paul's Cathedral. Even today the view of the City from Waterloo Bridge is regarded as the best from ground level.
[Ref: 9966]    £2,500.00 ($3,350 • €2,848 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 ($3,484 • €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 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


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