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ANTIQUE PRINT: FRONT VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND IN THREADNEEDLE STREET; INCLUDING ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH, AND THE TOWER OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S, BEHIND THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

COLLYER, Joseph, 1748-1827 : FRONT VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND IN THREADNEEDLE STREET; INCLUDING ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH, AND THE TOWER OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S, BEHIND THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : R. Baldwin], 1773. An elegant eighteenth-century print – Threadneedle Street and the exterior of the Bank, with James Taylor’s new east wing, flanked by the old churches of St. Christopher-le-Stocks (demolished after the Gordon Riots in 1781) and St. Bartholomew by the Exchange. Engraved by Joseph Collyer and originally produced for John Noorthouck’s part-work “A New History of London” (London : 1772-1773).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 191mm (approx 6-1/4” x 7-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 51/014. Bank 16.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND. FIVE POUND NOTE OFFICE.

GILBERT, Sir John, 1817-1897 : BANK OF ENGLAND. FIVE POUND NOTE OFFICE.

London : for the Proprietors, by J. Mead, [1843]. An attractive antique print – an interior of the nineteenth-century Bank of England – clerks bent to their work under large £5 placards. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Sir John Gilbert R.A. Originally produced for the part-work series “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 150 x 181mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-1/8”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND. FIVE POUND NOTE OFFICE.

GILBERT, Sir John, 1817-1897 : BANK OF ENGLAND. FIVE POUND NOTE OFFICE.

London : for the Proprietors, by J. Mead, [1843]. An attractive antique print – an interior of the nineteenth-century Bank of England – clerks bent to their work under large £5 placards. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Sir John Gilbert R.A. Originally produced for the part-work series “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 150 x 181mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-1/8”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH, THE BANK OF ENGLAND & ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET].

[MALTON, Thomas, 1748-1804] : [ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH, THE BANK OF ENGLAND & ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET].

[London : J. Cooke, 1770]. An elegant eighteenth-century print of Threadneedle Street and the exterior of the Bank, with James Taylor’s new east wing, flanked by the old churches of St. Christopher-le-Stocks (demolished after the Gordon Riots in 1781) and St. Bartholomew by the Exchange. Engraved by Adam Smith (fl.1763-1770) from an original study by Thomas Malton. Originally engraved for the John Cooke part-work publication, Henry Chamberlain, “A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1770).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 185 x 254mm (approx. 7-1/4” x 10"). Cropped to neatlines, with the loss of margins, title and credits; remargined for insertion in an album – and with an old and slightly erroneous manuscript title at head; faint vertical crease; otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 48/033. Bank 17.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: AN DER BANK VON ENGLAND IN LONDON.

MEYER-CASSEL, Hans, 1872-1952 : AN DER BANK VON ENGLAND IN LONDON.

[?Neuchatel : ca. 1900]. A striking antique print – a view of the heart of the City of London from the roof of a cab – the Bank of England to the left – the Royal Exchange to the right – the junction alive with horse-drawn traffic and parasols. Originally produced for an unidentified German-language publication.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 231 x 327mm (approx. 9-1/8” x 12-7/8”). Tiny crease at head, slight nick at left, paper just a touch tanned, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND, SOUTH FRONT.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : BANK OF ENGLAND, SOUTH FRONT.

London : John Harris, 1814. An attractive antique print – the principal facade of the Bank of England as it appeared in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by James Stewart (1791-1863) from an original study by the landscape painter John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 157mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/8”). Mild creasing to lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/021. Bank of England 41.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROTUNDA, BANK OF ENGLAND.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ROTUNDA, BANK OF ENGLAND.

London : John Harris, 1816. An antique print of Soane’s domed Rotunda in the Bank of England. The Rotunda served for many years as the market-place for the buying and selling of stocks. Even after 1801, when members of the Stock Exchange opened their own building, this use continued until the Bank finally outlawed the rowdy jobbers and brokers in 1838. Engraved by T. Matthews (fl.1812-1828) from an original study by John Preston Neale, and originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 162 x 100mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/022. Bank 169.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE BANK.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : THE BANK.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming antique print – the principal front of the nineteenth-century Bank of England – one of the earliest London omnibuses heads northwards. 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” (London : 1846-1847) – a publication advertised by a man with a placard in the foreground.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 93 x 139mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, WITH THE NEW WING, BUILT WHERE ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH FORMERLY STOOD; ALSO ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

PELTRO, John, 1760-1808 : VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, WITH THE NEW WING, BUILT WHERE ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH FORMERLY STOOD; ALSO ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London : Alexander Hogg, ca.1786]. A handsome antique print – the Bank of England with the addition of Sir Robert Taylor’s new west wing, erected after the demolition of St. Christopher’s in 1781. The view is set with an engraved frame of scrolls and husks. Engraved by John Peltro and originally produced for Hogg’s partwork publication "The New, Complete, and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster" (1784) – but here in a slightly later impression with the addition of Peltro’s name.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 187 x 280mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 11"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 61/031. Bank 22.

£150

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE BANK.

POOLE, William : THE BANK.

London : J. Coxhead, 1813. A neatly worked antique print – the exterior of the early nineteenth-century Bank of England. Engraved by William Poole (fl.1802-1806) from his own original study. Originally produced for B. Lambert, “The History and Survey of London and its Environs from the Earliest Period” (London : 1805-1806) – and here in a slightly later impression.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 149mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-7/8”). A few faint marks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 96/007.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BANK OF ENGLAND] THE OLD BANK, LOOKING FROM THE MANSION HOUSE. (FROM A PRINT OF 1730.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : [BANK OF ENGLAND] THE OLD BANK, LOOKING FROM THE MANSION HOUSE. (FROM A PRINT OF 1730.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant Victorian print – the old Bank of England, at the head of Threadneedle Street, flanked by the long disappeared churches of St. Christopher-le-Stocks and St. Bartholomew by the Exchange. From a study (itself based on an earlier print) by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 143mm (approx. 4-1/8” 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: THE BANK, BANK BUILDINGS, ROYAL EXCHANGE & CORNHILL.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE BANK, BANK BUILDINGS, ROYAL EXCHANGE & CORNHILL.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print of the crossroads at the heart of the City of London – the Bank of England and Threadneedle Street to the left – the Royal Exchange and Cornhill to the right – the streets alive with carriages, hawkers and bustle – a brewer’s dray with butts of porter to the left. Engraved from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 147 x 185mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-1/4”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/014. Bank 37.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROTUNDA IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE ROTUNDA IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print of Soane’s domed Rotunda in the Bank of England – alive with brokers, jobbers, traders and trading. The Rotunda served for many years as the market-place for the buying and selling of stocks. Even after 1801, when members of the Stock Exchange opened their own building, this use continued until the Bank finally outlawed the rowdy jobbers and brokers in 1838. Engraved by Edward Edwards (1738-1806) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 199 x 125mm (approx. 7-7/8” x 5”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/013. Bank 168.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DER GROSSE SAAL DER BANK VON ENGLAND.

PUGIN, Augustus Charles, 1762-1832 [& ROWLANDSON, Thomas, 1756-1827] : DER GROSSE SAAL DER BANK VON ENGLAND.

Leipzig : [ca.1810]. An interesting and uncommon antique print – the Great Hall of the Bank of England – a lively crowd transact their business. The view is based on that made by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson in 1808 – but is here in a close copy (credited to Pugin alone) engraved by Johann Gottlieb Boettger (1763-1825) for the German market.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 221 x 257mm (approx. 8-3/4” x 10-1/8”). A few trifling marks, small sticker on verso, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£200

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SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : BANK OF ENGLAND.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : BANK OF ENGLAND.

London : James Stratford, 1805. An early nineteenth-century print of the Threadneedle Street facade of the Bank, engraved by Ambrose WilliamWarren (1780-1856) from an original study by Robert Blemmel Schnebbelie. Originally produced for the part-work by “Dr David Hughson” [David Pugh] known as "London; being an accurate history and description of the British metropolis" (London : 1805-1810).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 165mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/2”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/026.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND. TO THE GOVERNOR & DIRECTORS OF THAT NATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BANK OF ENGLAND. TO THE GOVERNOR & DIRECTORS OF THAT NATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with carriages and crowded pavements in front of the recently completed new south facade of the Bank by Sir John Soane. The variant “one pillar” plate, with just one pillar showing at the corner of the Bank. The lottery office of Richardson & Goodluck can be seen on the south side of Threadneedle Street, while in the foreground a carriage awaits passengers for Oxford Street and Bayswater. An adjacent wagon announces a daily service to Paddington. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 158mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/002. Bank 83.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND. TO THE GOVERNOR & DIRECTORS OF THAT NATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BANK OF ENGLAND. TO THE GOVERNOR & DIRECTORS OF THAT NATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with carriages and crowded pavements in front of the recently completed new south facade of the Bank by Sir John Soane. A variant “two-pillar” plate, showing slightly more of the Bank and slightly less of the buildings opposite. Two pillars are shown at the corner of the Bank and the staffage is completely different. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 103 x 158mm (approx. 4” x 6-1/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/002. Bank 83.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND NEW TOWER OF ROYAL EXCHANGE, FROM ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EAST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND NEW TOWER OF ROYAL EXCHANGE, FROM ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with a carriage and crowded pavements in front of Sir John Soane’s East (Bartholomew Lane) facade of the Bank – jobbers from the Stock Exchange across the road walk over to the Bank. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 104 x 153mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/089. Bank 75.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND NEW TOWER OF ROYAL EXCHANGE, FROM ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EAST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, AND NEW TOWER OF ROYAL EXCHANGE, FROM ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with a carriage and crowded pavements in front of Sir John Soane’s East (Bartholomew Lane) facade of the Bank – jobbers from the Stock Exchange across the road walk over to the Bank. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 153mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/089. Bank 75.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTH & WEST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, FROM LOTHBURY. TO JOHN SOANE, ESQR. THE ARCHITECT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NORTH & WEST FRONT OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, FROM LOTHBURY. TO JOHN SOANE, ESQR. THE ARCHITECT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A delightful antique print – a lively street scene with carriages and crowded pavements in front of Sir John Soane’s Tivoli Corner – the corner of the Bank at the angle of Princes Street and Lothbury. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 156mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/8”). A few tint specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/088. Bank 65.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROTUNDA, BANK OF ENGLAND. PAYMENT OF DIVIDENDS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE ROTUNDA, BANK OF ENGLAND. PAYMENT OF DIVIDENDS.

[London : J. Mead, 1842]. A highly attractive antique print of Soane’s domed Rotunda within the Bank of England – Dividend Day, the circular counter busy with activity. The Rotunda served for many years as the market-place for the buying and selling of stocks. Even after 1801, when members of the Stock Exchange opened their own building, this use continued until the Bank finally outlawed the rowdy jobbers and brokers in 1838. Engraved by John Shury (1789-1854) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 199 x 131mm (approx. 7-7/8” x 5-1/8”). One tiny mark in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/019. Bank of England Catalogue 172.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW THREE PER CENT OFFICE, BANK OF ENGLAND.

SOANE, Sir John, 1753-1837 : NEW THREE PER CENT OFFICE, BANK OF ENGLAND.

London : J. Stratford, 1808. An early nineteenth-century antique print – a study of the new Consols Office in the Bank of England – engraved by John Roffe (1769-1850) from an original drawing by Soane himself. Originally produced for James Stratford’s part-work series “London; being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and its Neighbourhood ... by David Hughson” (London : 1805-1810). “Hughson” was in fact the pseudonym of David Pugh.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 107 x 165mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 94/027. Bank 181.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE BANK, NORTH FRONT, FROM LOTHBURY. LONDON.

THOMPSON, James Robert : THE BANK, NORTH FRONT, FROM LOTHBURY. LONDON.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1809. An elegant antique print of – a view of the early nineteenth-century Bank of England from Lothbury. Engraved by James Stewart (1791-1863) and John Burnet (1784-1868) from an original study by the painter and architect James Robert Thompson (fl.1806-1848). Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 158mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/4”). Trimmed a little tight at foot, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/024. Bank of England 54.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BANK OF ENGLAND] LOTHBURY COURT : BANK NEW BUILDINGS, LONDON.

THOMPSON, James Robert : [BANK OF ENGLAND] LOTHBURY COURT : BANK NEW BUILDINGS, LONDON.

[London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1809]. An antique print of Soane’s refashioned courtyards within the Bank of England. Engraved by the Scottish engraver John Burnet (1784-1868) from an original study by the painter and architect James Robert Thompson (fl.1806-1848). Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 122 x 159mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/023. Bank of England 127.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND.

[WEST, Robert] : A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND.

[London : for J. Wilkie; T. Lowndes and others, 1772]. A handsome antique print of the elevations (completed by George Sampson in 1734) of the eighteenth-century Bank of England on Threadneedle Street in the City of London. The most detailed of the few surviving prints of Sampson’s nucleus, the engraving shows the original front with the courtyard and bullion court behind. Drawn by Robert West (fl.1734-1739) and originally engraved, in his usual formal architectural style, by William Henry Toms (fl.1723-1758) for William Maitland’s “The History of London, from its Foundation” (London : 1739), but here in a later and altered state – with the names of both West and Toms burnished out.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 350 x 215mm (approx. 13-3/4” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£200

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