[The Royal Exchange of London.]
Engraving, original colour, scarce. Image 225 x 380mm, 9 x 15½". Prepared as a transparency: black borders stuck on over the edge of the image; windows excised, painted paper stuck on reverse.
Edward Jarman's Royal Exchange, the second building of three, opened 1669 after the Great Fier of 1666 destroyed the first, also destroyed by fire in 1836. Not only is this print a vüe d'optique (designed to be viewed through an optical instrument called a zograscope, thus engraved transposed left to right), but it has also been manually prepared as a transparency, with details cut out to give a night-time effect when held up to the light.
[Ref: 27137] £470.00