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ANTIQUE PRINT: [CRANBOURN STREET] CRANBOURNE ST.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : [CRANBOURN STREET] CRANBOURNE ST.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A pleasant small antique print – a lively street scene near Leicester Square. 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 70 x 85mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/095A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW COVENTRY STREET.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : NEW COVENTRY STREET.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An attractive small antique print – New Coventry Street as first built in 1843-1846. 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), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 70 x 86mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/095B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LEICESTER SQUARE, ABOUT 1750.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : LEICESTER SQUARE, ABOUT 1750.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – the square, a sedan chair, children with hoops, etc. Engraved from a study (based on earlier sources) 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 206mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: WYLD’S MONSTER GLOBE. LEICESTER SQUARE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : WYLD’S MONSTER GLOBE. LEICESTER SQUARE.

London : Read & Co., [1855]. A handsome antique print – Leicester Square and the extraordinary sixty-feet high rotunda erected by the mapseller James Wyld (1812-1887) at the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851. The gas-lit inner surface of the building formed an enormous globe showing the physical features of the earth. Engraved by Edward Chavanne (1812-1881) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. 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. Engraved surface 171 x 226mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/089.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LEICESTER SQUARE. WITH THE BUILDING IN WHICH MR. WYLD’S MODEL OF THE EARTH IS EXHIBITED.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 – publisher] : LEICESTER SQUARE. WITH THE BUILDING IN WHICH MR. WYLD’S MODEL OF THE EARTH IS EXHIBITED.

[London : 1852]. An attractive antique print – Leicester Square and the sixty-feet high rotunda erected by the mapseller James Wyld (1812-1887) at the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Originally produced for the John Tallis part-work “Tallis’s Illustrated London; in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. Forming a Complete Guide to The British Metropolis and its Environs” (London : 1851-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 135mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/8”). Trimmed tight at foot, a few slight marks to margins, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/150.

£25

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