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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ALDERSGATE WARD

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ALDERSGATE WARD WITH IT’S DIVISIONS INTO PRECINCTS AND PARISHES AND THE LIBERTY OF ST. MARTINS LE GRAND, ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

[BOWEN, Thomas, 1733?-1790] : ALDERSGATE WARD WITH IT’S DIVISIONS INTO PRECINCTS AND PARISHES AND THE LIBERTY OF ST. MARTINS LE GRAND, ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

[London : R. Baldwin, 1766]. An attractive antique map of the western fringe of the City of London, running from Barbican (now Beech Street) down to Newgate, via Aldersgate Street and St. Martin’s le Grand, with Noble Street and Foster Lane to the east, and Little Britain to the west. The map is decorated with a rococo title-piece, the arms of George Nelson (the then alderman), views of the churches of St. Anne & St. Agnes and St. Botolph Aldersgate, and a compass rose. Originally produced for the “London Magazine” for April 1766. Other maps in this series were engraved by Thomas Bowen and this would also appear to be his work.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 184 x 236mm (approx. 7-1/4” x 9-1/4”). Old and slight vertical folds, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hyde (Ward Maps) 4/1.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE GENERAL POST OFFICE : ST MARTINS LE GRAND.

[BROWNE, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882 & GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863] : THE GENERAL POST OFFICE : ST MARTINS LE GRAND.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (but later)]. A delightful antique print depicting the lower end of St. Martin’s le Grand, with the Post Office and St. Paul’s. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from a composite study by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and Robert Garland. Originally produced for Woods’ “History of London: Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 116 x 150mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/019.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HALL OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY TRINITY. IN ST. BOTOLPH’S PARISH, ALDERSGATE, AS REMAINING IN FEBRUARY, 1790. LONDON.

CAPON, William, 1757-1827 : HALL OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY TRINITY. IN ST. BOTOLPH’S PARISH, ALDERSGATE, AS REMAINING IN FEBRUARY, 1790. LONDON.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1809. An interesting antique print – the interior of the ancient hall of the mediaeval fraternity at Aldersgate. Engraved by Richard Roffe (1781-1846) from a drawing by William Capon. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 106mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 4-1/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BOTOLPH ALDERSGATE.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. BOTOLPH ALDERSGATE.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – a view of the church at the corner of Little Britain and Aldersgate. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by John Coney. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 207 x 216mm (approx. 8-1/8” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/028.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW POST-OFFICE SAVINGS BANK (ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND).

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE NEW POST-OFFICE SAVINGS BANK (ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND).

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome and busy antique print of the exterior of the headquarters of the Post Office on the west side of St. Martin’s le Grand (GPO West). Originally published as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line on engraving on paper. Engraved surface 156 x 200mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 7-7/8”). A couple of faint marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DAS GENERAL-POSTAMT IN LONDON.

[GERMAN SCHOOL] : DAS GENERAL-POSTAMT IN LONDON.

Hildburghausen : J. Meyer, [1842]. An attractive antique print depicting the foot of St. Martin’s le Grand – St. Paul’s dominating the skyline and the old General Post Office built by Robert Smirke in 1829. A man in the foreground bears a placard somewhat incongruously advertising Thomas Barber’s “Isle of Wight” (1834). Originally produced for the Meyer family’s ambitious series “Universum oder abbildung und beschreibung des sehenswerthesten ... der natur und kunst” (1833-1860).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 110 x 146mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GENERAL POST OFFICE. INLAND OFFICE.

GILBERT, Sir John, 1817-1897 : GENERAL POST OFFICE. INLAND OFFICE.

[London : J. Mead, 1844]. An attractive antique print of the bustling interior of the Inland Letter Office of the old General Post Office (GPO East) on St. Martin’s le Grand, built by Robert Smirke in 1829. The view depicts dozens of employeees stamping and sorting the mail. Engraved by Thomas Henry Ellis (1814-1886) from an original study by Sir John Gilbert R.A.. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 146 x 175mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 6-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/067.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GENERAL POST OFFICE. LETTER CARRIERS ROOM ARRANGED FOR DISPATCH OF NEWSPAPERS.

GILBERT, Sir John, 1817-1897 : GENERAL POST OFFICE. LETTER CARRIERS ROOM ARRANGED FOR DISPATCH OF NEWSPAPERS.

[London : J. Mead, 1844]. An antique print of the bustling interior of the old General Post Office (GPO East) on St. Martin’s le Grand built by Robert Smirke in 1829. The view depicts the room "arranged for dispatch of newspapers". Engraved by Thomas Henry Ellis (1814-1886) from an original study by Sir John Gilbert R.A.. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 158 x 177 mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 7”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/068.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ALDERSGATE STREET.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : ALDERSGATE STREET.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An attractive and unusual late Victorian print – a view looking south down a crowded Aldersgate towards St. Paul’s, taken from a rooftop. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 219 x 159mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ALDERSGATE STREET.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : ALDERSGATE STREET.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An attractive and unusual late Victorian print – a view looking south down a crowded Aldersgate towards St. Paul’s, taken from a rooftop. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Image area 219 x 159mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE GENERAL POST OFFICE – NIGHT.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE GENERAL POST OFFICE – NIGHT.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A very pleasant late Victorian print – the headquarters of the Post Office ablaze with light, top-hatted City gents, a London omnibus, a hansom cab, etc. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 157 x 217mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW POST-OFFICE (ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRANDE).

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : THE NEW POST-OFFICE (ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRANDE).

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome and busy antique print of the exterior of the headquarters of the Post Office on the west side of St. Martin’s le Grand (GPO West). Drawn and lithographed by “Maclure & Macdonald” as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 142 x 200mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: POST OFFICE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : POST OFFICE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print of the old General Post Office (GPO East) on St. Martin’s le Grand, built by Robert Smirke in 1829. St. Paul’s Cathedral dominates the skyline beyond. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne. Originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (1846-1847).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 65 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/009A.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND IN 1760.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND IN 1760.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming antique print – a view looking south down the bustling eighteenth-century street, with St. Paul’s beyond dominating the skyline. Engraved by Joseph Swain (1820-1909) from an original study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 216 x 143mm (approx 8-1/2” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GENERAL POST OFFICE. ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND.

READ, Samuel, 1815-1883 : GENERAL POST OFFICE. ST. MARTIN’S-LE-GRAND.

London : Read & Co., [1851]. A highly attractive antique print depicting the foot of St. Martin’s le Grand – with St. Paul’s dominating the skyline and the old General Post Office built by Robert Smirke in 1829. The street is busy with horse-drawn and pedestrian traffic, the Bank omnibus, etc. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from an original study by Samuel Read R.W.S., draughtsman, illustrator and painter. From the part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 174 x 220mm (approx. 6-7/8” x 8-5/8”). A few faint and tiny marks, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/031.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GOLDSMITH’S HALL, FOSTER LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : GOLDSMITH’S HALL, FOSTER LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A most attractive antique print – the exterior from the north. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/053.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW POST OFFICE, ST. MARTIN’S LE-GRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW POST OFFICE, ST. MARTIN’S LE-GRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A most attractive antique print – the old Post Office (GPO East) at the foot of St. Martin’s le Grand, built by Robert Smirke 1818-1829. Carriages and passers-by in the street, St. Paul’s beyond. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) from an original study (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/101.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW POST OFFICE, ST. MARTIN’S LE-GRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW POST OFFICE, ST. MARTIN’S LE-GRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A most attractive antique print – the old Post Office (GPO East) at the foot of St. Martin’s le Grand, built by Robert Smirke 1818-1829. Carriages and passers-by in the street, St. Paul’s beyond. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) from an original study (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 103 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/101.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE OLD BULL & MOUTH INN, ST. MARTINS-LE-GRAND, NOW PULLED DOWN.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE OLD BULL & MOUTH INN, ST. MARTINS-LE-GRAND, NOW PULLED DOWN.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. A charming antique print – the bustling courtyard of the old coaching inn, with the coffee room to one side, travellers, coaches, etc. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1881) from a pencil study (now in the Guildhall Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 118 x 152mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/068.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SHAFTESBURY HOUSE, ALDERSGATE STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SHAFTESBURY HOUSE, ALDERSGATE STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. A handsome antique print of nineteenth-century Aldersgate Street – with Shaftesbury House (originally Thanet House, built in 1644 by Inigo Jones, and here in its final incarnation as the first London general dispensary), with the shops of John Smith & Son, tea-dealers, at number 36, C. Nunn & Co., linen-drapers at 35, and Spooner & White, cheesemongers at 36. Engraved by Major Samuel Barenger (1776-1837) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/116.

£30

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