Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J.no Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London. [n.d c.1770.]
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 260 x 430mm (10╝ x 17").
A view of York Buildings waterworks, on the Thames riverside near the Strand. The tower is the York Buildings Company's octagonal 70-ft water tower, built in the late 17th century, with supplied up to 2,500 housholds with water. In the background are Westminster Abbey and Bridge. Also visible are the houses of the Duchess of Portland, Earl of Pembroke, Sir Thomas Robinson, Mrs. Dunch, Black Lion Stairs, and Villiers Street. On the far right is part of the Salt Office, formerly Samuel Pepys' house. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.22; Hugh Phillips, 'The Thames around 1750' p.116
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