A View taken off Wandsworth Hill, looking towards Fulham [parallel text in French]
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament & Sold by J. Boydell at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street, Cheapside, London 1753
Engraving, 18th century watermark; platemark 255 x 420mm (10 x 16½"). Very large margins.
Wandsworth in south-west London, looking northwest towards Fulham across the Thames (Putney Bridge can be seen spanning the river). While the area has a long industrial history (hatters, dyers and makers or iron and copperware were active at the time of this print), the large expanses of open land made it the site of many large houses built by wealthy businessmen. The arrival of the railway in 1801 rapidly transformed the area. From a series of London views by the influential publisher and mayor of London John Boydell.
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