Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London 1753.
Engraving, paper watermarked with large margins. Plate 255 x 420mm (10 x 16½").
A very fine view down the River Thames, with Westminster Bridge in the centre and St Paul's in the distance at the right; a number of boats on the water. The tower on the north side of the river is an octagonal water tower. Extensive text in English and French below. Westminster Bridge was the second London bridge to be built, and inspired, amongst other tributes, Wordsworth's 'Upon Westminster Bridge' beginning 'Earth has not anything to show more fair'. 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): 47.23; for another impression see ref. 20972
[Ref: 29316] £450.00