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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF CHARING CROSS

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS : DOOR MATS.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : CHARING CROSS : DOOR MATS.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An unusual antique print – an itinerant seller of door-mats and table-mats made of rope or rush cries his wares. Beyond him at Charing Cross are the equestrian statue Charles I and the corner of Northumberland House. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig, water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (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”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/033 – but here in a variant state, without Craig’s name.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH : HOTLOAVES.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH : HOTLOAVES.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – a muffin-man cries his wares and rings his bell as he passes the steps and pillars of St. Martin in the Fields – hot penny-loaves for breakfast and tea in summer – muffins and crumpets in winter. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig, water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 103mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint flecks and spots to outer margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/037.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[London : 1878]. A handsome antique print of the exterior of the instantly recognizable station – policemen on horseback, carriages and a swarm of passengers. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 147 x 199mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MORLEY’S HOTEL, AND THE NELSON COLUMN, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : MORLEY’S HOTEL, AND THE NELSON COLUMN, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON.

[London : 1860]. A small antique print – the famous old hotel that once stood on the site of South Africa House – with the freshly built column (finished in 1843). Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale’s part-work survey published as “The Curiosities of Great Britain” or “England Delineated” in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 86 x 108mm (approx. 3-3/8” x 4-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/045.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [TRAFALGAR SQUARE] NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : 1878]. An antique print – a view of the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – still at this time dominated by old Northumberland House – topped with the Percy lion now removed to Syon House – the grand ducal palace demolished after much protest to to make way for Northumberland Avenue in 1874. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 194mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-5/8”). Just a touch dusty, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS.

HERRING, J.H. : CHARING CROSS.

[London : H. R. Pinder, 1884]. A charming small etching – a view from the Thames of the railway bridge at Charing Cross. Originally produced for Herring’s series “Thames Bridges from London to Hampton Court” (1884).
Sepia etching on paper. Printed surface 88 x 125mm (approx. 3-1/2” x 4-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Cassell, 1878]. A handsome antique print of the exterior of the instantly recognizable station – policemen on horseback, carriages and a swarm of passengers. 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 131 x 200mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, LONDON.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, LONDON.

London : John Harris, 1815. An attractive antique print – traffic on horse and foot passes the Stand facade of the great ducal palace at Charing Cross. Engraved by John Shury (1789-1854) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (London : 1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6-1/8”). Trimmed a little tight at foot, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/074.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print – Old Northumberland House, with its lion atop. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 68 x 87mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/016B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS FROM NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE IN 1750.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : CHARING CROSS FROM NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE IN 1750.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the old Golden Cross coaching inn that used to stand at what is now the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square and the adjacent buildings. Engraved from a 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 143 x 210mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Text on verso. A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE EMBANKMENT FROM CHARING CROSS BRIDGE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE EMBANKMENT FROM CHARING CROSS BRIDGE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A very attractive antique print showing the newly laid out gardens, etc. Engraved from an original study 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 142 x 205mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD MARKET, FROM THE BRIDGE, IN 1850.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : HUNGERFORD MARKET, FROM THE BRIDGE, IN 1850.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – the old Hungerford market from the pedestrian bridge. Engraved by John Arthur Quartley (1818?-1895) from a 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 106 x 144mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the Isambard Kingdom Brunel bridge over the Thames at Charing Cross, opened in 1845. Engraved from an original study 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 106 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE MAP: TWO MAPS OF CHARING CROSS SO DISPLAYED THAT THE CHANGES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE MAY BE CONVENIENTLY STUDIED.

SAYER, J.P. (John Pearson), 1901-1984 : TWO MAPS OF CHARING CROSS SO DISPLAYED THAT THE CHANGES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE MAY BE CONVENIENTLY STUDIED.

[London : George Newnes], (1947). An attractive pictorial double-map, with historical notes, depicting the Charing Cross area both before and after the construction of Trafalgar Square, Northumberland Avenue, etc. The verso of the map bears a pictorial title and further footnotes on the area. Originally produced for the “Strand Magazine” – Jack Sayer produced a number of similar maps used as railway posters in the interwar years.
Coloured lithograph on paper. Printed surface 187 x 257mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 10-1/8”. Original vertical fold; a couple of small staple holes to fold, but otherwise in very good and clean state.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE, STRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BUCKINGHAM WATER GATE, STRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A handsome antique print of the graceful and still-surviving gate (also known as the York Watergate) built in 1626 and now cut off from the Thames by the Embankment Gardens. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) 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. Engraved surface 108 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/037.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD MARKET, STRAND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HUNGERFORD MARKET, STRAND.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A most attractive antique print of the old Hungerford Market, which once stood on the site of Charing Cross Railway Station. The view is dominated by baskets of vegetables in the foreground and the busy dairy of Thomas Olley – with a glimpse of the Thames beyond. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1846) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny marks to extreme lower margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/016.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HUNGERFORD SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

London : Read & Co., [1851]. A handsome antique print – Brunel’s short-lived suspension bridge (built 1841-1845 but replaced by the Charing Cross Railway Bridge within twenty years, the chains being incorporated in Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge) – as seen from the south-east, the old Hungerford Market (the site of Charing Cross Station) and Nelson’s Column on the skyline beyond. Engraved by the otherwise unrecorded H. S. Barnard from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for 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 167 x 226mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 8-7/8”). Very faint and minor crease to lower margin, a few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/023.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: IMPROVEMENTS, CHARING CROSS. TO THOS. HOPE ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : IMPROVEMENTS, CHARING CROSS. TO THOS. HOPE ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasing antique print – the new buildings on the corner of Cockspur Street on the west side of what was to become Trafalgar Square. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1846) from an original drawing (now in the Westminster Archives) 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 99 x 152mm (approx. 4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/073.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A charming antique print of what was soon to become the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – the Blackheath Coach waits by the statue of Charles I, a horse-drawn London omnibus passes westwards in front of the old Golden Cross coaching inn, Northumberland House (demolished to make way for Northumberland Avenue in 1874) and the Strand visible beyond. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for 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 156mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/092.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE, CHARING CROSS.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A charming antique print of what was soon to become the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square – the Blackheath Coach waits by the statue of Charles I, a horse-drawn London omnibus passes westwards in front of the old Golden Cross coaching inn, Northumberland House (demolished to make way for Northumberland Avenue in 1874) and the Strand visible beyond. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. 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 156mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/092.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HUNGERFORD NEW MARKET.

TOMBLESON, William : HUNGERFORD NEW MARKET.

London : Tombleson & Co., [1834]. An attractive antique print – a view of the old Hungerford Market from the Thames – small craft on the river, bustle on the quay – the tower and spire of St. Martin in the Fields beyond. The view is set within a finely engraved decorative border – a design of fish, flowers, acorns, etc., topped with a bee-hive and buzzing bees. The site is now occupied by Charing Cross Railway Station. Engraved by Albert Henry Payne (1812-1902) from an original study by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841). Originally published with the part-work series “Tombleson’s Views of the Thames and Medway” (London : 1833-1834).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 156 x 212mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 8-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 178/047.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOUTH VIEW OF NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

WALE, Samuel, 1721-1786 : SOUTH VIEW OF NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE.

[London : R. & J. Dodsley, 1761]. A charming eighteenth-century print of the river front of Northumberland House – a gardener rolls the lawn in the foreground. Engraved by Charles Grignion (1717-1810) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by the painter and illustrator Samuel Wale, first Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. Originally produced for Robert Dodsley’s part-work compilation, “London and its Environs Described” (London : 1761).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 87 x 140mm (approx. 3-1/2” x 5-1/2”). A few faint marks and signs of age, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 41/057.

£30

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