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[Buck London I.]
[Buck London I.] 41.
This drawing, taken (from Mr. Scheve's Sugar House, opposite to York House) & Engraved by S & N. Buck.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep 11.th 1749. N.o 1 Garden Court, Middle Temple, London. [1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.]
Engraving. 315 x 815mm (12½ x 32½"). Very large margins Faint toning. Two tears in the left nargin, one repaired.
The first in a set of five prospect views of London, with key from one, 'The New Bridge at Westminster' to eleven, 'Part of the Treasury'. The view, first published in 1749, shows the final construction of Westminster Bridge before it's completion in 1750, as well as the Houses of Parliament as remodelled by architect Sir John Soane before the building was destroyed in the fire of 1834. This set was considered the most ambitious in the series of eighty-seven detailed views in England and Wales, published over thrity years. The impressive scale of the set allowed the Buck brothers to illuminate the north bank of the Thames in far greater topographical detail than their predecessors. The engraved plate number '41' in the top right corner indicates this series is from the 1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.
[Ref: 56218]   £790.00  
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[Buck London II.]
[Buck London II.] 42.
This drawing, taken (from Mr. Watson's Summer House, opposite to Somerset House) & Engraved by S & N. Buck.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep 11.th 1749. N.o 1 Garden Court, Middle Temple, London. [1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.]
Engraving. 315 x 820mm (12½ x 32½"). Very large margins. Faint toning in the margins.
The second in a set of five prospect views of London, with key from twelve, 'Part of the Treasury', to thirty, 'Part of Somerset House'. Still visible in the centre of this view, under key 21, are the York Stairs, functioning for what they were originally designed as a watergate to provide easy access to the Thames. Since the construction of Victoria embankment in 1865 the gate is now defunct and sits more as monument in Victoria Embankment Gardens. This set was considered the most ambitious in the series of eighty-seven detailed views in England and Wales, published over thrity years. The impressive scale of the set allowed the Buck brothers to illuminate the north bank of the Thames in far greater topographical detail than their predecessors. The engraved plate number '42' in the top right corner indicates this series is from the 1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.
[Ref: 56222]   £650.00  
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[Buck London III.]
[Buck London III.] 43.
This drawing, taken (from Mr. Everard's Summer House, opposite to St. Bride's Church) & Engraved by S & N. Buck.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep 11.th 1749. N.o 1 Garden Court, Middle Temple, London. [1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.]
Engraving. 315 x 820mm (12½ x 32½"). Very large margins. Some marking along the edge of the margins. Hole near the centre of the image.
The third in a set of five prospect views of London, with key from thirty-one, 'Somerset House' to forty-eight, 'Bridewel'. This set was considered the most ambitious in the series of eighty-seven detailed views in England and Wales, published over thrity years. The impressive scale of the set allowed the Buck brothers to illuminate the north bank of the Thames in far greater topographical detail than their predecessors. The engraved plate number '43' in the top right corner indicates this series is from the 1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.
[Ref: 56225]   £680.00  
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[Buck London IV.]
[Buck London IV.] 44.
This drawing, taken (from the West part of the Leads of S.t Mary Overy's Church in Southwark) & Engraved by S & N. Buck.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep 11.th 1749. N.o 1 Garden Court, Middle Temple, London. [1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.]
Engraving. 315 x 820mm (12½ x 32½"). Very large margins. Central crease.
A fine view of St. Pauls. The fourth in a set of five prospect views of London, with key from forty-nine, 'Fleet Ditch', to eighty-two, 'St. Michael's. Bassingshaw.' This set was considered the most ambitious in the series of eighty-seven detailed views in England and Wales, published over thrity years. The impressive scale of the set allowed the Buck brothers to illuminate the north bank of the Thames in far greater topographical detail than their predecessors. The engraved plate number '44' in the top right corner indicates this series is from the 1778 re-issue published by Robert Sayer.
[Ref: 56226]   £950.00  
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Plan of the Citys Intended Improvements at Snow Hill.
Plan of the Citys Intended Improvements at Snow Hill.
R. Metcalf sculp. 127 Bunhill Row.
Surveyors Office Guildhall [n.d., c.1802.]
Engraved map. 280 x 665mm (11 x 26¼"). Trimmed to plate, small hole and tear.
A plan showing the widening and continuation of the road at Snow Hill in the City of London, orientated with north at the bottom of the map. Houses to be purchased for demolition are numbered; and a proposal that 'a grand avenue [to] be made from Blackfryars Bridge to Islington' is mentioned.
[Ref: 56101]   £230.00  
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background. Vide Pennant's London.
J. Griffier [in image].
Engrav'd and Publish'd by W. Birch, Enamel Painter, No,, 2, Macclesfield Street, Soho. Dec.r 1st. 1792.
Coloured stipple. 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼") large margins. Crack in platemark at bottom, binding folds as normal.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Published in Thomas Pennantís Some Account of London. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
[Ref: 55913]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background.
J. Griffier [in image]. [Engraved by W. Birch.]
Published by E. Jeffery, No 11. Pall Mall, 1807.
Coloured stipple. 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, to plate at sides, binding folds.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Originally published in Thomas Pennantís 'Some Account of London', this example has 'Vide Pennant's London' erased from the plate bottom right and Jeffery's name replacing William Birch's as publisher. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
[Ref: 55914]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background. Vide Pennant's London. Proof.
J. Griffier [in image].
Engrav'd and Publish'd by W. Birch, Enamel Painter, No,, 2, Macclesfield Street, Soho. Dec.r 1st. 1792.
Fine coloured stipple, proof. Sheet 295 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, to plate at sides, binding folds as normal.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Published in Thomas Pennantís Some Account of London. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51.
[Ref: 55912]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace.
A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace. Veue Perspective du Batiment Magnifique...
London Printed for Robert Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill, & Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St.Pauls Church Yard.
Beautifully coloured engraving, J. Whatman watermark; plate 255 x 405mm (10 x 16"), with large margins. Some surface dirt mainly focused in the margins but also within the plate mark.
A view in Green Park of the structure made for the firework display celebrating the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740Ė1748) and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen). The structure was designed by the Franco-Italian architect, decorator and artist Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695Ė1766). The illuminations were accompanied by music composed for the occasion and conducted by George Frideric Handel (1685Ė1759). The display was not as successful as the music itself: rainy weather caused many misfires, the right pavilion caught fire in the middle of the show, as well as several injuries.
[Ref: 56090]   £360.00  
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Londra Capitale dell'Inghilterra. Tom XII.
Londra Capitale dell'Inghilterra. Tom XII. A. Il fiume Tamigi. B. Il Ponte. C. La Torre. D. Il Palazzo di Whitehall. E. Il Borgo di Southwark.
[Francesco Sesone.]
[n.d. c.1740.]
Engraving. Plate 177 x 342mm (7 x 13½"). Trimmed along upper plate edge, folds as normal.
A pre-fire prospect of London, engraved by Sesone and probably copied from Schenck's view of London (for which see ref. 28514).
See Ref: 28516 for added hand colour and different publication.
[Ref: 56179]   £360.00  
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Society of Agriculture.
Society of Agriculture.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t. et sculp.t. J.C.Stadler aqua.t.
London. Pub. June 1st, 1809 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint, watermark W. Balston 1809; plate 225 x 270mm (9¾ x 10½"), very large margins.
The Society of Agriculture, meeting at 32 Sackville Street, off Piccadilly. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 56118]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Vauxhall Garden.
Vauxhall Garden.
Rowlandson & Pugin delt. et sculpt. J. Bluck, aquat.
London Pub. Octr. 1st. 1809, at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, plate 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"), large margins. Tear into image.
An illuminated band stand at Vauxhall Gardens, a pleasure garden and one of the leading venues for public entertainment in London from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century. Revellers dance in the foreground. Plate to Volume III of Rudolph Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', 3 vols., 1808-10. Numbered 'Plate 88.' upper right.
Abbey, Scenery: 212, 89.
[Ref: 56119]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and Duke of Wellington's &c.&c.&c. First Visit to Waterloo Bridge of the 18th June 1817.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and Duke of Wellington's &c.&c.&c. First Visit to Waterloo Bridge of the 18th June 1817. (Taken from Somerset House.)
Published June 21st 1817, By R.Ackermann, 101 Strand.
Rare & fine coloured aquatint. 210 x 360mm, (8¼ x 14¼"), with large margins. Worm holes in left. Some creasing and time staining.
The opening of John Rennie's Bridge in 1817, published only three days after the event.
[Ref: 56061]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Sala Regalis cum Curia West-monasterÿ, vulgo Westminster haall.
Sala Regalis cum Curia West-monasterÿ, vulgo Westminster haall.
[W. Hol]lar fecit, 1647.
Etching, 18th century watermark. Sheet 145 x 285mm (5¾ x 11¼") Trimmed to printed border, repaired worm hole and creasing in sky.
A view of the square to the north of Westminster Hall, with groups of people and coaches on the left and a fountain on the right. For this state the printing plate has been trimmed on the left, leaving only 'lar' of the signature.
Pennington 1040, state iv of iv.
[Ref: 56071]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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