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Birmingham Town Hall.
Birmingham Town Hall. now erecting by Hansom & Welch Arch.ts. The Exterior of this Building is of Anglesey White Marble. It is intended to celebrate the next Musical Festival in this Building, in October 1833. The Hall for the purposes of Town's Meetings will contain upwards of 8000 persons.
Drawn On Stone By Henry Harris. Printed By C. Hullmandel.
Published March, 1832, by the Artist, Hagley Row, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Lithograph on chine collé. 355 x 470mm (14 x 18½"), with large margins. Repaired tears in margins.
A handsome view of Birmingham Town Hall in Victoria Square, Birmingham. Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch were chosen as the architects. Construction began on April 27, 1832 with an expected completion date of 1833. However, Hansom went bankrupt during construction, having tendered too low. The contractors were also losing money. Three guarantors donated money for the building; W. P. Lloyd, John Welch and Edward Tench. With the injection of this money, the building was successfully opened for the delayed Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival on October 7, 1834, despite the building still being unfinished. During construction, on January 26, 1833, two workers were killed when a 70 foot crane constructed to install the roof trusses broke and the pulley block failed. Architect Charles Edge was commissioned in 1835 to repair weaknesses to the design of the building. He was also commissioned for the extension of the building in 1837 and again in 1850.
[Ref: 59617]   £360.00  
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An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour,
An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour, with the New Shoal to the Westward of Dungeness.
By John Stephenson a Master in the Royal Navy.
London : Printed for Robert Sayer Nº 53 Fleet Street, as the Act direct, January 1st 1787.
Engraved map, 18th century watermark. 505 x 710mm (19¾ x 28"), very large margins. A small stain, near Ness.
A sea chart of the Kent coast from Winchelsea Castle to Dimchurch, with engraved sailing directions and two coastal profiles. As the 'new' shoal west of the Ness is now named 'Stephenson's Shoal', this is probably the first printed chart to name this sand-bank. Published as marine chronometers were being introduced, visual aids like the coastal profiles and the elevations of buildings in the towns were still important for coastal navigation.
[Ref: 59527]   £220.00  
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An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour,
An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour, with the New Shoal to the Westward of Dungeness.
By John Stephenson a Master in the Royal Navy.
London : Printed for Robert Sayer Nº 53 Fleet Street, as the Act direct, January 1st 1787.
Engraved map with hand colour, 18th century watermark. 505 x 710mm (19¾ x 28"), very large margins. A small stain.
A sea chart of the Kent coast from Winchelsea Castle to Dimchurch, with engraved sailing directions and two coastal profiles. As the 'new' shoal west of the Ness is now named 'Stephenson's Shoal', this is probably the first printed chart to name this sand-bank. Published as marine chronometers were being introduced, visual aids like the coastal profiles and the elevations of buildings in the towns were still important for coastal navigation.
[Ref: 59528]   £260.00  
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[A View Near Hadley in Suffolk'] Drawn after Nature.
[A View Near Hadley in Suffolk'] Drawn after Nature. No 2.
Tho.s Gainsborough del.t. John Boydell sculp.t.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London [n.d., c.1790].
Engraving, very faint 18th century watermark. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears in edges.
A view of rural Suffolk, one of a set of four originally published as 'Four Landskips Engrav'd by John Boydell' in 1747, but this example from Boydell's 'Collection of Views of England and Wales', issued to celebrated his becoming Lord Mayor of London.
[Ref: 59631]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A View near Ipswich in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature.
[A View near Ipswich in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature. No 1.
Tho.s Gainsborough del.t. John Boydell sculp.t.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London [n.d., c.1789].
Engraving, 1789 watermark. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears in edges.
A distant view of Ipswich, with harvesters and hunters. It was originally published as 'Four Landskips Engrav'd by John Boydell' in 1747, but this example from Boydell's 'Collection of Views of England and Wales', issued to celebrated his becoming Lord Mayor of London.
[Ref: 59630]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Northington Grange] Perspective View of the Interior of a Conservatory, Erected at The Grange, Hants.
[Northington Grange] Perspective View of the Interior of a Conservatory, Erected at The Grange, Hants. Thomas Clark, Metallic Hothouse Manufacturer, Lionel Street, Birmingham.
W. Finley Del.t. T. Garner Sc.t.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Engraving. 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾"), with very large margins.
The interior of an orangery conservatory built for Alexander Baring by Jones & Clark (today Henry Hope & Sons Ltd), commissioned 1824. Although the cast-iron interior was prefabricated (a revolutionary concept at the time), the exterior has a four-columned Ionic portico. The columns shown here were hollow, allowing the collection of rainwater. In 1890 Francis Baring (the 5th Lord Ashburton) converted the orangery into a picture gallery which doubled as a ballroom.
[Ref: 59621]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Polperro Fish Market]
[Polperro Fish Market]
TS [monogram of Sydney Tushingham].
[n.d., c.1925.]
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 205 x 310mm (8 x 12¼"), very large margins.
A Cornish view of men sealing barrels of fish on a quayside, sheltered by a portico. Sidney Tushingham (1884-1968). He worked as a vase painter at Royal Doulton before establishing himself as a painter & etcher, specialising in in rustic scenes and small-town life.
[Ref: 59619]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[A View near Sudbury in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature.
[A View near Sudbury in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature. No 3.
Tho.s Gainsborough del.t. John Boydell sculp.t.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London 1747 [but 1790].
Engraving, very faint 18th century watermark. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins.
A view of rural Suffolk, one of a set of four originally published as 'Four Landskips Engrav'd by John Boydell' in 1747, but this example from Boydell's 'Collection of Views of England and Wales', issued to celebrated his becoming Lord Mayor of London.
[Ref: 59629]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[Drawn, engraved and published by Isaac Taylor.]
[Ross-on-Wye, 1772.]
Engraved map, one sheet [of four], with original hand colour. 530 x 515mm (21 x 20¼"), with large margins. Some wear to edges. Slight creasing in right margin.
One sheet of Isaac Taylor's monumental four-sheet map of Worcestershire, showing the south-east of the county, decorated with a scale cartouche and compass rose. Taylor (c.1720-88, not to be confused with the engraver (1730-1807), lived at 54-55 High Street, Ross-on-Wye. He surveyed down plans and five large-scale county maps: Herefordshire 1754, Hampshire 1759, Dorset 1765, Worcestershire 1772, and Gloucestershire 1777.
[Ref: 59549]   £230.00  
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[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[Drawn, engraved and published by Isaac Taylor.]
[Ross-on-Wye, 1772.]
Engraved map, one sheet [of four], with original hand colour. 530 x 515mm (21 x 20¼"), large margins. Some wear to edges. Tear top left.
One sheet of Isaac Taylor's monumental four-sheet map of Worcestershire, showing the north-west of the county, with Kidderminster, the map's key and gazetteer. Taylor (c.1720-88, not to be confused with the engraver (1730-1807), lived at 54-55 High Street, Ross-on-Wye. He surveyed down plans and five large-scale county maps: Herefordshire 1754, Hampshire 1759, Dorset 1765, Worcestershire 1772, and Gloucestershire 1777.
[Ref: 59552]   £180.00  
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[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[...This Map of the County of Worcester...]
[Drawn, engraved and published by Isaac Taylor.]
[Ross-on-Wye, 1772.]
Engraved map, one sheet [of four], with original hand colour. 530 x 515mm (21 x 20¼") very large margins. Some wear to edges.
One sheet of Isaac Taylor's monumental four-sheet map of Worcestershire, showing the north-east of the county, with Droitwich, Stourbridge and Dudley, also marking Edbaston and Birmingham across the border with Warwickshire. Taylor (c.1720-88, not to be confused with the engraver (1730-1807), lived at 54-55 High Street, Ross-on-Wye. He surveyed down plans and five large-scale county maps: Herefordshire 1754, Hampshire 1759, Dorset 1765, Worcestershire 1772, and Gloucestershire 1777.
[Ref: 59553]   £230.00  
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