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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 ($864 • €771 rates)


SERLIN, Wilhelm. [A near-contemporary view of the Great Fire of London]
Der grosse Brand zu Londen. Frankfurt am Main, 1669. 105 x 140mm.
A very rare small-format view of London in flames during the Great Fire of 1666.
[Ref: 19195]    £650.00 ($826 • €737 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature view of London]
Londres. Paris, c.1683, coloured, 145 x 100mm
A very attractive miniature view of pre-fire London taken from the south side of the river, showing Old St Paul's and London Bridge, with reclining and strolling figures in the foreground. From 'Le Description de L'Univers'. The verso with French text giving particulars about Whitehall and the merchant's guilds.
[Ref: 18950]    £350.00 ($445 • €397 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.
[Ref: 18088]    £3,250.00 ($4,131 • €3,686 rates)


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 ($572 • €510 rates)


KNYFF, Leonard. [Bird's-eye view of Beaufort House and garden in Chelsea]
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. Coloured. 365 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: 18438]    £550.00 ($699 • €624 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 ($699 • €624 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce family tree of George I with a prospect of London]
[A genealogy of George I.] German, c.1720. 380 x 240mm. A small wormhole filled.
Very unusual engraving showing a genealogy of George I presented as a tree, illustrating his dynastic claim to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. Behind the tree is a prospect of London from Whitehall to London Bridge, which is still loaded with houses.
[Ref: 18644]    £680.00 ($864 • €771 rates)


SESONE, Fran. [A 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: 18214]    £450.00 ($572 • €510 rates)


WINCKLER, Georg Gottfried. [18th century view of Whitehall]
Prospect des Admiralitaets Hauses, nebst dem neuen Gebäu für die Quarde zu Pferd in Whitehall bey London .. Vue perspective a Londres de l’Admiraute du nouveau Batiment pour les Gardes a Cheval Whitehall. Augsburg, c.1750. Original colour. 310 x 410mm.
View of the oldest building of the British Admiralty, simply called "The Admiralty" or Ripley Building. As a 'vuë-d'optique' (designed to be viewed through a zograzcope, a device that used lenses and mirrors to give perspective), the image is reversed, as is the title repeated above.
[Ref: 19129]    £160.00 ($203 • €181 rates)


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