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  LONDON 
 London Views 

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 ($606 • €514 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 ($740 • €629 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 ($606 • €514 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 ($505 • €429 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 ($505 • €429 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 ($505 • €429 rates)


Anonymous. [Set of four 18th century views of London]
The North West Prospect of the Cathedral Church of St Paul. [&] The Royal Exchange. [&] London Bridge. [&] The Tower of London. London, c.1760. Sheet size 190 x 235mm.
Four views of notable London landmarks, originally published by Overton. They depict 'The North West Prospect of the Cathedral Church of St Paul; The Royal Exchange; London Bridge and The Tower of London. Below the image is a brief history of each view.
[Ref: 16018]    £950.00 ($1,279 • €1,086 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 ($5,384 • €4,572 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 ($2,019 • €1,715 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 ($2,154 • €1,829 rates)


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