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ANTIQUE PRINT: [THE CUSTOM HOUSE] LA DOUANE, OU COSTUME HOUSE.

[AA, Pieter van der, 1659-1733] : [THE CUSTOM HOUSE] LA DOUANE, OU COSTUME HOUSE.

[Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727]. A fine early eighteenth-century print of the Custom House from the river – the quay bustling with activity. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa’s publication “Les Délices de la Grand’Bretagne” (Leiden : 1707). The present edition is dated to 1727.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 124 x 151mm (approx. 4-7/8” x 6”). Old folds, a few minor marks, but a good and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/007.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LA DOUANE = CUSTOM HOUSE.

BAUGEAN, Jean-Jerome, 1764-1819 : LA DOUANE = CUSTOM HOUSE.

[Paris : C. P. Landon, 1810]. An attractive and uncommon antique print – the busy Thames-side quay and the Custom House. Drawn and engraved by Jean-Jerome Baugean (from an earlier English source) and originally produced for the "Description de Londres et de ses Edifices" (Paris : 1810).
Copper etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 94 x 141mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 103/013.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

[BOWLES, John, 1701-1779 – publisher] : CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : 1724 (but later)]. A handsome antique print – a pleasantly engraved view of the early eighteenth-century Custom House – the quay crowded with shipping. Originally published by John Bowles in 1724, but here in a later impression on wove paper datable to the early years of the nineteenth century. Engraved below the image are six lines of text on the history of the building, etc.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 170 x 214mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 105/024.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

[BROWNE, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882 & GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863] : CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : 1837 (or later)]. A charming antique print of the Custom House from the river – small craft on the water, a bustle of activity on the quay. 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 112 x 151mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/006.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

[BROWNE, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882 & GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863] : CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : 1837 (or later)]. A charming antique print of the Custom House from the river – small craft on the water, a bustle of activity on the quay. 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. Engraved surface 112 x 151mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/006.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE, LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : CUSTOM HOUSE, LONDON.

[London : ca.1820]. An unusual antique print – the facade of the early nineteenth-century Custom House from the river. Originally produced for the serially published “Encyclopaedia Londinensis” (London : 1810-1829).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 172mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-3/4”). Trimmed a little tight, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF THE CUSTOM HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : VIEW OF THE CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : John Cooke, 1777]. A plain and elegant eighteenth-century print of the Custom House from the quay. Originally engraved for Henry Chamberlain’s “A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1770) – and here in the slightly later and slightly altered impression utilised for Walter Harrison, “A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1775-1777).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 127 x 162mm (approx. 5” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 57/009B.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WALK 1ST. THE NEW CUSTOM HOUSE.

GREIG, John : WALK 1ST. THE NEW CUSTOM HOUSE.

London : W. Clarke, 1816. A charming small antique map – the south-east corner of the City of London – the Thames from London Bridge to St. Catherine’s Stairs, with Leadenhall Street, Fenchurch Street, Billingsgate, the Custom House, the Tower of London, Trinity Square, the Mint, etc. A vignette view of the New Custom House completes the design. Drawn and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843) and originally produced for the part-work publication “Walks through London, including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark” (London : 1816-1817).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 138 x 80mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 3-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 121/002.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CUSTOM HOUSE.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A pleasant antique print – a view of the Custom House from across the Thames – barges in the foreground. 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 160 x 217mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [THE CUSTOM HOUSE].

MILLER, James : [THE CUSTOM HOUSE].

London : Colnaghi, Sala & Co., 1800. A most attractive antique print – the Custom House from the quay – bales, barrels and hoists. Engraved by William Watts (1753-1851) from an original study by James Miller (fl.1773-1814), and originally produced for Colnaghi’s “Select Views in London and Westminster" series. A proof state, before the addition of the title-caption.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 163 x 185mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 7-1/4”). Slight diagonal crease across lower margin, just touching image, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 76/013.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CUSTOM HOUSE, DESTROYED BY FIRE FEB.Y 12.TH 1814.

OWEN, Samuel, 1768-1857 : THE CUSTOM HOUSE, DESTROYED BY FIRE FEB.Y 12.TH 1814.

London : W. B. Cooke, 1814. A charming antique print – the old Custom House – a view from the river, the Tower of London beyond. Etched by William Bernard Cooke (1778-1855) from an original study by Samuel Owen and originally produced for Owen’s second series of Thames views (1814-1822).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 126 x 190mm (approx. 5” x 7-1/2”). A few tiny specks to margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 139/054.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CUSTOM HOUSE.

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

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print – a view of the mid nineteenth-century Custom House from the river. 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), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 66 x 87mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/004B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

PRATTENT, Thomas : CUSTOM HOUSE.

London : J. Coxhead, 1813. A neatly worked antique print showing the river front of the early nineteenth-century Custom House. Engraved by S. Owen (fl.1796-1838) from an original study by the London draughtsman, engraver, printer and printseller, Thomas Prattent (fl.1790-1819), who had premises in Cloth Fair. 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 98 x 145mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 111/027.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE OLD CUSTOM HOUSE. (FROM A VIEW BY MAURER, PUBLISHED IN 1753.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE OLD CUSTOM HOUSE. (FROM A VIEW BY MAURER, PUBLISHED IN 1753.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A handsome antique print – a view of the eighteenth-century Custom House, with shipping on the river and the Tower of London beyond. Engraved by Joseph Swain (1820-1909) from a study by William Henry Prior, based on an older print by the Swiss painter John Maurer (fl.1713-1761). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 216mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/2”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CUSTOM HOUSE, FROM THAMES STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE CUSTOM HOUSE, FROM THAMES STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome and unusual antique print of the Custom House – the new building by Robert Smirke from the landward side, Lower Thames Street a hive of activity. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) 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 101 x 150mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). Very small and faint mark in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/113.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LONG ROOM IN THE CUSTOM HOUSE. PAYMENT OF THE CUSTOMS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : LONG ROOM IN THE CUSTOM HOUSE. PAYMENT OF THE CUSTOMS.

[London : J. Mead, 1841]. An attractive view of the busy interior of the early Victorian Custom House at the Port of London. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 153 x 194mm (approx. 6” x 7-5/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/005.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW CUSTOM HOUSE, FROM BILLINGSGATE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW CUSTOM HOUSE, FROM BILLINGSGATE.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the Custom House, with the new Robert Smirke river facade from an adjacent wooden jetty, small boats tying up. 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 102 x 152mm (approx. 4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/100.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

[TAYLOR, Isaac, 1730-1807] : CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : R. Baldwin, 1773]. A good and sharply engraved antique print – the eighteenth-century Custom House – a view from the river, the quay alive with activity. Engraved by Isaac Taylor and originally produced for John Noorthouck’s “A New History of London” (London : 1773).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 120 x 194mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 7-5/8”). Very faint horizontal fold, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 51/028A.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CUSTOM HOUSE.

WALE, Samuel, 1721-1786 : CUSTOM HOUSE.

[London : R. & J. Dodsley, 1761]. An elegant eighteenth-century print of the Custom House from the river – bales and barrels on the quay. Engraved by Benjamin Green (1736?-1800?) from an original study 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” (1761).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 88 x 140mm (approx. 3-1/2” x 5-1/2”). One small mark in lower margin, otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 41/027.

£30

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