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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE WARD AND BRIDGE WARD WITHIN, WITH THEIR DIVISIONS INTO PARISHES, ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

[BOWEN, Thomas, 1733?-1790] : BILLINGSGATE WARD AND BRIDGE WARD WITHIN, WITH THEIR DIVISIONS INTO PARISHES, ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

[London : R. Baldwin, 1767]. An attractive eighteenth-century map of Billingsgate Ward and Bridge Ward in the City of London. From the northern end of London Bridge the map extends across (Lower) Thames Street and Eastcheap into Gracechurch Street – taking in the Monument, Billingsgate Market and Fishmongers’ Hall, the churches of St. Magnus the Martyr, St. Margaret Pattens, St. Mary at Hill and St. George, as well as Love Lane, Botolph Lane, Pudding Lane and Fish Street Hill. The map is decorated with a cartouche, elevations of St. Mary at Hill and St. Botolph, Botolph Lane, and the coats of arms of Aldermen William Beckford and William Stephenson. Originally produced for the “London Magazine” in March 1767. 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 167 x 228mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 9”). Faint old vertical folds; just a hint of offsetting, overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hyde (Ward Maps) 20.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. GEORGE’S BOTOLPH, UNITED WITH ST. BOTOLPH BILLINGSGATE.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. GEORGE’S BOTOLPH, UNITED WITH ST. BOTOLPH BILLINGSGATE.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the now demolished Wren church of St. George Botolph Lane, with its urn-capped square tower. Farryner House now stands on the site. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing 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 265 x 167mm (approx. 10-1/2” x 6-1/2”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/044.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARGARET PATTEN’S, UNITED WITH ST. GABRIEL FENCHURCH STREET.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. MARGARET PATTEN’S, UNITED WITH ST. GABRIEL FENCHURCH STREET.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – Rood Lane and the Wren church of St. Margaret Pattens. 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 280 x 166mm (approx. 11” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/068.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

CRAIG, William Marshall : BILLINSGATE [sic] : MACKEREL.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – a woman hawker sets out from Billingsgate to cry her basket of mackerel through the streets. Mackerel were more plentiful between May and July than any other type of fish in London at this time and were even allowed to be sold on a Sunday, as long as they were landed before the commencement of divine service. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig (fl.1788-1828), water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Aquatint, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 132 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few trifling marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/041.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COAL EXCHANGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : COAL EXCHANGE.

[London : Thomas Holmes, 1851]. A handsome antique print of the then recently built Coal Exchange, built by James Bunstone Bunning (1802-1863) in 1849, that used to stand opposite Billingsgate Market. Originally produced for "Holmes’s Great Metropolis: or Views and History of London".
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 116 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6”). A couple of faint and tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 211/050.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian river facade of Billingsgate, built by City Architect Sir Horace Jones between 1874 and 1877. Originally produced as a presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 203mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE MARKET – EARLY MORNING.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : BILLINGSGATE MARKET – EARLY MORNING.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A most attractive antique print of the bustling interior of the Victorian Market, with baskets of fish being bought and sold. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker – 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 159 x 218mm (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: ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH AND OLD HOUSES IN EASTCHEAP.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH AND OLD HOUSES IN EASTCHEAP.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A pleasant antique print – a vignette view of the Wren church of St. Margaret Pattens, with the adjacent buildings on Eastcheap. 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 163 x 101mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : NEW BILLINGSGATE MARKET.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian river facade of Billingsgate, built by City Architect Sir Horace Jones between 1874 and 1877. Originally produced as a presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Printed surface 144 x 204mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8”). Small mark in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BILLINGSGATE.

SALMON, John Francis, 1808-1886 : BILLINGSGATE.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (or later)]. A charming antique print of Billingsgate from the river – small boats crowding the old timbered quay. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from an original study by the landscape-painter John Francis Salmon. 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 114 x 159mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COAL EXCHANGE, THAMES STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : COAL EXCHANGE, THAMES STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A handsome antique print of the old Coal Exchange that used to stand opposite Billingsgate Market on the corner of Lower Thames Street and St. Mary at Hill. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 114 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/061.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [EASTCHEAP] THE KING’S WEIGH HOUSE, LITTLE EAST CHEAP.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [EASTCHEAP] THE KING’S WEIGH HOUSE, LITTLE EAST CHEAP.

[London : 1830]. An attractive antique print of the elegant arcaded weigh-house that used to stand on the south side of Eastcheap – between Botolph Lane and Lovat Lane. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 107 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/060.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARGARET PATTENS, ROOD LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. MARGARET PATTENS, ROOD LANE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print – Rood Lane and the Wren church of St. Margaret Pattens from the south. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 112 x 66mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/073.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARY AT HILL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. MARY AT HILL.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A very pleasant antique print – a view of the church and the hill dropping down to Lower Thames Street. Engraved by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864) from his own sepia and wash drawing (now in the Museum of London). Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 108 x 70mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 2-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/176.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WATERMAN’S HALL, ST. MARY’S HILL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : WATERMAN’S HALL, ST. MARY’S HILL.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A very pleasant antique print – the eighteenth-century Watermen’s Hall (now Watermen and Lightermen’s Hall) and the adjacent buildings on St. Mary at Hill. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from a sepia and wash drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 68mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/087.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BILLINGSGATE] BILLINSGATE [sic] MARKET.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : [BILLINGSGATE] BILLINSGATE [sic] MARKET.

[London : John Tallis, 1852]. An attractive antique print of the then recently rebuilt Billingsgate Market – a view from the river, with the quay alive with small boats and activity. Originally produced for the part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London” (1850-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 95 x 135mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/153.

£30

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