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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ISLINGTON

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MOUTH OF THE TUNNEL, ON THE REGENT’S CANAL, ISLINGTON.

BONNOR, Thomas, 1741?-1826 : MOUTH OF THE TUNNEL, ON THE REGENT’S CANAL, ISLINGTON.

[London : J. Nichols & Co.], 1819. An interesting antique print – the workings of the near 1,000 yard canal tunnel at Islington, eventually opened in 1820. Originally produced for the August 1819 issue of “The Gentleman’s Magazine”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 110 x 171mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : A NEW AND ACCURATE SURVEY OF THE PARISHES OF ST. ANDREWS HOLBOURN, WITHOUT THE FREEDOM, ST. GEORGE QUEEN SQUARE, ST. JAMES CLERKENWELL, ST. LUKE OLD STREET, ST. MARY ISLINGTON AND THE CHARTERHOUSE LIBERTY.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : A NEW AND ACCURATE SURVEY OF THE PARISHES OF ST. ANDREWS HOLBOURN, WITHOUT THE FREEDOM, ST. GEORGE QUEEN SQUARE, ST. JAMES CLERKENWELL, ST. LUKE OLD STREET, ST. MARY ISLINGTON AND THE CHARTERHOUSE LIBERTY.

[London : for T. Osborne & J. Shipton; and J. Hodges, 1756]. A handsome antique map of Islington and the smaller parishes of Holborn and Clerkenwell to the south, decorated with a fine rococo cartouche and a compass rose. Islington, still at that point semi-rural, is shown as far north as Canonbury House. Upper Street and Lower Street are clearly marked and, to the south, the much more heavily built up area from Queen Square and Great Ormond Street across to Bunhill Row and the (Honourable) Artillery Ground is given in some detail, with Red Lion Square, Grays Inn Road, Leather Lane, Clerkenwell Green, Charterhouse Square, Old Street, etc., clearly shown. Originally engraved by Benjamin Cole for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 364 x 229mm (approx. 14-3/8” x 9”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 38/103.

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NORTH EAST PROSPECT OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. MARY AT ISLINGTON.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE NORTH EAST PROSPECT OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. MARY AT ISLINGTON.

[London : 1772]. A fine antique print – a carefully engraved view of the church on Upper Street rebuilt between 1751 and 1754. This would appear to be the earliest image of the new church. Engraved by Benjamin Cole and originally produced for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756) – with the present impression dated to 1772.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 371 x 219mm (approx. 14-5/8” x 8-5/8”). One faint mark, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/112.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COPENHAGEN HOUSE. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN ABOUT 1800.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : COPENHAGEN HOUSE. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN ABOUT 1800.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant and interesting antique print – old Copenhagen House at Islington, in turn ambassador’s residence, tavern and pleasure grounds, cricket ground and athletic track. Engraved from an earlier source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 112 x 147mm (approx. 4-3/8” 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: ST. MARY, ISLINGTON.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. MARY, ISLINGTON.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print of St. Mary Islington. 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” (1846-1847).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 92 x 61mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 2-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/092B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ISLINGTON] THE OLD

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : [ISLINGTON] THE OLD "QUEEN’S HEAD" TAVERN.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print after William Henry Prior, offering a charming rustic view of the old inn. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 145 x 144mm (approx. 5-3/4” 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: ENTRANCE TO LONDON FROM ISLINGTON.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : ENTRANCE TO LONDON FROM ISLINGTON.

London : James Stratford, 1810. An early nineteenth-century antique print of the old turnpike at Islington, with the recently built twin octagonal gatehouses. Engraved by Frederick Rudolph Hay (1785?-1870) 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 : 1805-1810).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 166mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6-1/2”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ISLINGTON.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : ISLINGTON.

London : James Stratford, 1808. A pleasant early nineteenth-century antique print of Islington. Engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow (fl.1773-1810) 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” (1805-1810).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 169mm (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.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape of the City Road Basin by Pickfords Wharf – warehouses, bridge, smoking chimneys, St. Luke Old Street in the distance and in the foreground a handsome Pickford’s barge. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study 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 96 x 150mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/058.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape of the City Road Basin by Pickfords Wharf – warehouses, bridge, smoking chimneys, St. Luke Old Street in the distance and in the foreground a handsome Pickford’s barge. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study 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. Engraved surface 96 x 150mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/058.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COLLEGE OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. ISLINGTON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : COLLEGE OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. ISLINGTON.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. An antique print – the first Church of England missionary seminary, opened in 1825, which used to stand just of Upper Street on the site of the present Sutton Estate. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape – locks, bridge, tunnel, smoking chimneys and in the foreground two handsome Pickford’s barges. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original pencil and water-colour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/024.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape – locks, bridge, tunnel, smoking chimneys and in the foreground two handsome Pickford’s barges. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original pencil and water-colour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). Small printseller’s sticker on verso, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/024.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ISLINGTON] TRINITY CHURCH, CLOUDESLEY SQUARE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [ISLINGTON] TRINITY CHURCH, CLOUDESLEY SQUARE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. An elegant antique print of the church, built by Charles Barry in 1827-1828. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study 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. Engraved surface 103 x 149mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/142.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD QUEENS HEAD, ISLINGTON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : OLD QUEENS HEAD, ISLINGTON.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A charming antique print of the old inn at Islington. Engraved by Henry Winsor Bond (1804-1881) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) 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 123 x 151mm (approx. 4-7/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/181.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. MARY ISLINGTON.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. MARY ISLINGTON.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print of the church on Upper Street, engraved by Henry Winsor Bond (1804-1881) from an original sepia wash drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) 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 114 x 69mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 2-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/160.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, BALLS POND.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, BALLS POND.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. An attractive antique print – St. Paul’s Church (built by Charles Barry in 1827-1828) on what was then still a country road – a horse-drawn wagon heading out of town. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 148mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/114.

£25

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