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[A 'balloon view' of Victorian London]

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BANKS, J.H.
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.
This item is currently on reserve