Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 1753 by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street in Cheapside London.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 311 x 450mm (12¼ x 17¾").
A fine view of the north front of what was then a thriving fruit and vegetable market in London, soon before it was demolished to accommodate the Mansion House. The equestrian statue of Charles II stood over Oliver Cromwell in the centre (originally an unfinished statue of King John Sobieski of Poland trampling on a Turk, Sir Robert Vyner had Charles's head added and changed the Turk to Oliver Cromwell). 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): 47.39.
[Ref: 29374] £300.00