The Magnificent Iron & Glass Building for the Grand International Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, covers 21 acres is 1848 feet long by 408 feet wide with addition on north side 936 feet long & 48 feet wide_height 66 feet_cubic contents 33.000.000 feet_3230 iron columns for supporting roof_34 miles of gutters_202 miles of sash bars & 900.000 superficial feet of glass_cost £79.800 but if permanently retained £150.000. Dedicated to H.R.H. Prince Albert. Paxton Arch.t
A rare engraving. 305 x 400mm. 12 x 15¾". Tears around the edges. Glue staining along the lower edge.
Groups of people arrived at the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition, 1851.
[Ref: 18900] £130.00