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 London Views 

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 ($3,445 • €2,928 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 ($1,988 • €1,689 rates)


SULMAN, Thomas. [View of London near the end of the Victorian era]
View of London from St. Paul's, Looking Eastward. London, 1892. Wood engraving. Printed area 355 x 480mm.
A view of the eastern part of the City of London, from the north of the two towers of the West Front of the cathedral. The foreground is dominated by the dome, which was the tallest building in London until 1962. Behind can be seen Cheapside leading up to the Bank of England, The Monument, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Cannon Street Station. It was drawn by Thomas Sulman, an architectural draughtsman who supplied drawings to the Illustrated London News for over thirty years.
[Ref: 15134]    £400.00 ($530 • €450 rates)


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