The Bourse_Antwerp [on stone].
[London: Hodgson & Graves, 1840.]
Sepia-tinted lithograph, image 270 x 380mm. 10¾ x 15".
Figures inside the Stock Exchange at Antwerp in Belgium, built in 1531. It was the first building in the world designed as stock and trade exchange. The entire complex burned down in 1858. The present construction is the 19th century neo-gothic renovation. This original building was greatly admired by everyone, including Queen Elizabeth I of England, and the architecture heavily influenced Gresham's Royal Exchange of London. By Louis Haghe (1806-1885) for the First Series (of 3) of his 'Sketches in Belgium and Germany' (1840-50).
Abbey Travel 35, 13.
[Ref: 26810] £260.00