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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF DOCKLANDS

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ANTIQUE PRINT: AN ACTUALL SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF ST. DUNSTAN STEPNEY, ALIAS STEBUNHEATH BEING ONE OF THE TEN PARISHES OF MIDDLESEX ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : AN ACTUALL SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF ST. DUNSTAN STEPNEY, ALIAS STEBUNHEATH BEING ONE OF THE TEN PARISHES OF MIDDLESEX ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LONDON.

[London : for W. Innys & J. Richardson, J. & P. Knapton & others], 1755. A most attractive early eighteenth-century map of Stepney parish and the East End hamlets of Bethnal Green, Bow, Bromley, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, Ratcliffe, Spitalfields, Wapping and the Isle of Dogs. A keyed table gives the names of over 100 streets, courts, walks and alleys. Although seemingly rather earlier both in style and content, the map was first published with the 1754-1756 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 354 x 284mm (approx. 14” x 11-1/4”). Faint old folds, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 37/080.

£400

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MILLWALL, FROM THE RIVER.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : MILLWALL, FROM THE RIVER.

[London : 1883]. A pleasant antique print – a view of the river-front, with various Thames craft on the water. Originally produced for the part-work “Greater London : A Narrative of its History, its People and its Places” published between 1882 and 1884.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 92 x 146mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WEST INDIA DOCKS.

OWEN, Samuel, 1768-1857 : WEST INDIA DOCKS.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe; and W. Cooke, 1811. A most attractive antique print – a delicate etching of the shipping and warehouses at what is now Canary Wharf – with a highly geared landing gantry in the foreground. Etched by William Bernard Cooke (1778-1855) from an original study by Samuel Owen and originally produced for Owen’s first series of Thames views – “The Thames” (London : 1809-1811).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 130 x 193mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 7-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 106/067.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE WEST INDIA DOCKS IN THE ISLE OF DOGS, WITH GREENWICH HOSPITAL IN THE FOREGROUND. DRAWN IN THE CAMERA OBSCURA OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE WEST INDIA DOCKS IN THE ISLE OF DOGS, WITH GREENWICH HOSPITAL IN THE FOREGROUND. DRAWN IN THE CAMERA OBSCURA OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An unusual antique print – a view from behind the Ranger’s House and Greenwich Hospital across the Thames and the Isle of Dogs to the recently-completed warehouses of the West India Docks. A man-of-war sails up-river, and the church of St. Anne at Limehouse can be seen to the left. Engraved by Thomas Reeve (fl.1794-1809) 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 142 x 185mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7-1/4”). A few faint specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/003.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE WEST INDIA DOCKS BLACKWALL.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : THE WEST INDIA DOCKS BLACKWALL.

London : J. Stratford, 1805. A pleasant antique print – engraved by William Hawkins (fl.1784-1809) 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 : 1805-1809).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 167mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-5/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WEST INDIA IMPORT DOCK, POPLAR.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : WEST INDIA IMPORT DOCK, POPLAR.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A charming antique print – ships, warehouses, lighters and small craft – and what is now the North Section of the Docks (between West India Quay and Canary Wharf). Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century 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. Engraved surface 109 x 154mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/149.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PETER-BOATS. FISHERMEN DREDGING. OFF MILL WALL. ISLE OF DOGS.

STANFIELD, Clarkson, 1793-1867 : PETER-BOATS. FISHERMEN DREDGING. OFF MILL WALL. ISLE OF DOGS.

London : Longman & Co., J. & A. Arch, Carpenter & Son, & G. Cooke, 1827. A pleasant antique print – peter-boats on the Thames – the windmills of Millwall to the left. Etched by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original study by the well-known Clarkson Stanfield R.A. Originally produced for Cooke’s part-work “Views in London and its Vicinity” series (1826-1834).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 144 x 179mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 149/046.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WEST INDIA DOCK. IMPORT.

TOPHAM, Francis William, 1808-1877 & GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863 : WEST INDIA DOCK. IMPORT.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837]. A fine antique print of what is now the North Section of the Docks (between West India Quay and Canary Wharf). Tall-masted ships, smaller craft and the warehouses beyond. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from a composite study by Francis William Topham and Robert Garland. Originally produced for Wood’s “History of London : Illustrated by Views”, first published in parts 1837-1838.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 119 x 152mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). A few tiny marks and specks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/003.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WEST INDIA IMPORT DOCK.

VARRALL, John Charles, 1794-1855 : WEST INDIA IMPORT DOCK.

London : W. Clarke, 1817. A charming small antique print – London’s Docklands some 200 years ago. Drawn and engraved by John Charles Varrall and originally produced for the part-work publication “Walks through London, including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark” (1816-1817).
Copper line engraving on india paper. Engraved surface 73 x 97mm (approx. 2-7/8” x 3-3/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 121/094.

£25

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