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  LONDON 
 London Views 

CUSTOS, Dominicus. [James I and the Spanish Match, with a prospect of London]
Abilltung wie königliche Maistät in Engelandt Die Artickel Dess Spanischen Heyraths Jur: Bekreftiget Anno 1623. Augsburg, c.1623. Coloured. 275 x 325mm. Evidence of a crack in the printing plate (as the example held in the British Museum).
Four scenes: James I signing the Spanish Match treaty in the Chapel Royal; James dining with the Spanish ambassador; James I in procession; and a prospect of London, with the Norman St Paul's Cathedral. In 1614 the Count of Gondomar arrived in London as the Spanish ambassador to the Court of King James, his purpose to stop English privateers attacking Spanish shipping in the Americas and prevent England joining the Thirty Years's War. In return he promised Spain would cease supporting opponents of James's rule in Ireland. To sweeten the deal he proposed the marriage of the Spanish Infanta to Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles I), promising a dowry of half-a-million pounds. James, who desperately needed money, was enthusiastic, but Parliament refused to accept any deal and James dissolved it in fury. It eventually transpired that the Infanta had no intention of marrying a protestant, and Spain was just stringing out negotiations to stop England entering the war. In 1625 Charles married Henrietta Maria of France instead. BRITISH MUSEUM: 1870,1112.212.
[Ref: 18200]    £680.00 ($900 • €770 rates)


AVELINE, Pierre A. [An early 18th century prospect of pre-Fire London]
Londinum Urbs Praecipua Regni Angliae. Paris, c.1700. Coloured. 400 x 505mm.
An attractive prospect of London taken from the south, showing the riverside between Whitehall and the Tower of London, with the Norman St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge packed with buildings. The theatres of the South Bank are also shown. Includes figures on horseback in the foreground, also the river Thames is populated with a great number of different types of vessels. A ten point numbered key at the bottom identifies the major buildings.
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KNYFF, Leonard. [Bird's-eye view of Beaufort House and garden]
The House att Chelsey in the County of Middlesex ; one of the Seats of the Most Noble & Potent Prince Henry Duke of Beaufort Marquess & Earle of Worcester Baron Herbert of Chepstow Raglan & Gower and Knight of the Most Noble order of the Garter. London, 1707. 355 x 490mm.
Detailed view of Beaufort House in Chelsea, a gabled house with formal gardens and a stable block. It was built in 1521 and was Sir Thomas More's residence before passing to the Dukes of Beaufort, whose arms feature in the title, who owned it from 1682 to 1738. It was demolished in 1740 and Beaufort Street built on the site in 1766. Holland House, Camden House and Kensington House are just visible in the distance at the top of the print. This plate was engraved by John Kip after Leonard Knyff (1650-1722), a Dutch landscape painter and was published in ''Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces, as Also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates'', published the year that Queen Anne signed the Act of Union that created Great Britain.
[Ref: 17181]    £450.00 ($595 • €510 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A prospect of Pre-Fire London]
Londres, Capitale de l'Angleterre. Leiden, c.1720. 220 x 275mm.
A pre-fire prospect of London, from south of Southwark. Points of interest are the houses on London Bridge, and the old St Paul's Cathedral, which had already lost its steeple to lightning. With a decorative frame border embellished with swagged ribbons. From 'La galerie agréable du Monde'.
[Ref: 17248]    £550.00 ($728 • €623 rates)


SESONE, Fran. [A view of London before the Great Fire of London]
Londra Capitale dell' Inghilterra. Naples, c.1740. Coloured. 185 x 335mm.
A pre-fire prospect of London, published in Italy and engraved by Sesone.
[Ref: 18468]    £375.00 ($496 • €425 rates)


SESONE, Fran. [An 18th Century prospect of pre-Fire London]
Londra Capitale dell' Inghilterra. Naples, c.1740. Coloured. 155 x 325mm.
A pre-fire prospect of London, engraved by Sesone.
[Ref: 18215]    £450.00 ($595 • €510 rates)


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 ($496 • €425 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 ($496 • €425 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 ($496 • €425 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 ($5,292 • €4,530 rates)


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