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A View from the Stile on the Bridge of that fine head of Water at Southend near Lewisham in Kent together with the Island and Mills belonging to Mr Cole.
A View from the Stile on the Bridge of that fine head of Water at Southend near Lewisham in Kent together with the Island and Mills belonging to Mr Cole.
T. Bonner delin
Printed & Sold by Henry Roberts Engraver opposite Great Turn Stile near Hand Alley Holborn.
Rare engraving, sheet 245 x 335mm (9½ x 13¼"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides.
Rare early view of Southend, historically the last settlement in Lewisham on the road to Bromley (both now suburbs in south-east London but then separate towns in Kent). The river Ravensbourne ran through the village, powering two mills. This view shows the Lower Mill with the mill pond, which survives as Peter Pan's Pool. Named after a pleasure park from the 1920s, a park of the same name was recently opened nearby. It was famous in the 18th century for the cutlery which John and Ephraim How made there. Until the early 20th century both mills were still functioning as corn mills. Land shown here belonged to Robert Cole (c.1701-68), who is buried in St Mary's Church, Lewisham.
[Ref: 38672]   £240.00  
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Subscription Ticket.
Subscription Ticket.
T. Bonnor invt. et fecit.
Publish'd by T. Bonnor April the 1st 1784.
Scarce and unused subscription ticket for a series of lectures, etching with aquatint printed in red ink, on coarse wove paper. 125 x 80mm, 5 x 3¼". A fine impression with wide margins.
'Mr. Browne's Lectures' inscribed to the pediment of an initialled bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 43BC). Mr. Browne is unidentified; possibly he was a noted public speaker in Norwich, Norfolk. The bust of the Roman statesman Cicero is being decorated with garlands of flowers by three winged putti within the oval design. Possibly by engraver Thomas Bonner (c.1740 - c.1812).
[Ref: 18146]   £220.00  
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