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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST INDIA HOUSE.

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

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An elegant antique print of the porticoed facade of old East India House, at the corner of Leadenhall Street and Lime Street (the site of the present Lloyd’s building). 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. Engraved surface 96 x 139mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/073.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST INDIA HOUSE.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : EAST INDIA HOUSE.

London : J. Stratford, 1805. A pleasant antique print – a passer-by pauses on Leadenhall Street to admire the newly built East India House, completed in 1800 – but long since replaced by the Lloyd’s Building. Engraved by William Woolnoth (1780-1837) 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 104 x 166mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/2”). Faint marks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/013.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST INDIA HOUSE. LEADENHALL STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EAST INDIA HOUSE. LEADENHALL STREET.

London : Read & Co., [1855]. A delightful antique print – a bustling street scene, with the Blackwall omnibus, carriages, and fashionably dressed pedestrians in front of the imposing facade of old East India House, at the corner of Leadenhall Street and Lime Street (the site of the present Lloyd’s building). Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From the scarce 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 178 x 226mm (approx. 7” x 8-7/8”). A couple of tiny marks and specks to margings, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/082.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST INDIA HOUSE, LEADENHALL STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EAST INDIA HOUSE, LEADENHALL STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A charming antique print – a bustling street scene, with carriages and fashionably dressed pedestrians in front of the imposing facade of old East India House, at the corner of Leadenhall Street and Lime Street. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 151mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/006.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST INDIA HOUSE, LEADENHALL STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : EAST INDIA HOUSE, LEADENHALL STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A charming antique print – a bustling street scene, with carriages and fashionably dressed pedestrians in front of the imposing facade of old East India House, at the corner of Leadenhall Street and Lime Street. Engraved by William Tombleson (fl.1824-1841) 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 103 x 151mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/006.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LEADENHALL STREET.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : LEADENHALL STREET.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (but later)]. A handsome antique print – a busy Leadenhall Street looking eastwards towards old East India House – the Barking and Ilford coach squeezes between a wagon and an omnibus – the bow-fronted shops of Parbury, Allen & Co., booksellers at No.8 , and David Reid, fancy biscuit baker, at No.10, shown with some prominence to the right. Engraved by Joshua Hopkins (fl.1837-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises between 1838 and 1862.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 113 x 154mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6”). Just a touch darkened with age, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/018.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF THE EAST INDIA HOUSE.

[SMITH, Adam] : VIEW OF THE EAST INDIA HOUSE.

[London : John Cooke, 1777]. A plain and elegant eighteenth-century print of old East India House on Leadenhall Street. Originally engraved by the Strand engraver Adam Smith (fl. 1763-1770) for Henry Chamberlain, “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 116 x 167mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6-5/8”). A few tiny marks and specks, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 57/043B.

£30

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