A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London:Comprising A Description of the Building; The Panoramic View from the Top of St. Pauls Cathedral, The Conservatory. &c.
Oblong folio, printed wrappers with woodcut vignette; pp. 8, incl. title with woodcut vignette of the exterior, 8 lithographs. Fine.
The guide book to the Colosseum, with an eight-sheet key to the 360º panorama of London. The Colosseum was built by Decimus Burton to house a panorama of London painted by Thomas Horner (1785-1844), sketched from a specially constructed hut on top of the dome of St Paul's during building work. Financial problems forced the Pantheon to open before Horner had finished the painting: both the financial backer and Horner then disappeared.
[Ref: 7162] £750.00