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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS – BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

BILLINGS, Robert William, 1815-1874 : ST. DIONIS – BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

London : C. Tilt, 1838. A handsome antique print – an exterior view of the old church and the shops below at the corner of Lime Street. Engraved by John Henry le Keux (1812-1896) from an original study by the painter and architect Robert William Billings. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 163 x 103mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/058.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A MAPP OF LIME STREET WARD. TAKEN FROM YE LAST SURVEYS & CORRECTED.

[BLOME, Richard, 1635-1705] : A MAPP OF LIME STREET WARD. TAKEN FROM YE LAST SURVEYS & CORRECTED.

[London : for A. Churchill, J. Knapton & others, 1720]. An eighteenth-century plan of Lime Street Ward in the heart of the City of London. The area covered extends north from Fenchurch Street across Leadenhall Street and via St. Mary Axe to Camomile Street and Houndsditch. It includes the old Leadenhall Market, East India House (on the site of the modern Lloyd’s Building) and the churches of St. Andrew Undershaft and Great St. Helen. The map, decorated with a simple wreathed cartouche, was originally engraved for Richard Blome in the late seventeenth century, but remained unpublished until the present version appeared with the 1720 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 311 x 174mm (approx. 12-1/4” x 6-3/4”). Some minor surface creasing, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 25/023. Hyde (Ward Maps) 88/1.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LIME STREET WARD. (FROM A SURVEY MADE IN 1750.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : LIME STREET WARD. (FROM A SURVEY MADE IN 1750.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique map – Lime Street Ward in the heart of the City of London. The area covered extends north from Fenchurch Street across Leadenhall Street and via St Mary Axe to Camomile Street and Houndsditch. It includes the old Leadenhall Market, East India House and the churches of St. Andrew Undershaft and Great St. Helen. Engraved from an earlier (mid eighteenth-century) source and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 82 x 145mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STT.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STT.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print – the old Wren church at the corner of Fenchurch Street and Lime Street – with the premises of William Newman, the bookseller, at 160 Fenchurch Street, shown with some prominence in the foreground. 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 69 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/085B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS. BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. DIONIS. BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

London : J. Booth, 1813. A handsome antique print – a lively view of Fenchurch Street, the corner of Lime Street, and the old Wren church of St. Dionis Backchurch, demolished in 1878. Engraved by William Wise (fl.1790-1818) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by George Sidney Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 274 x 182mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 7-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/036.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. DIONIS BACKCHURCH, FENCHURCH STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A delightful antique print – an animated view of Fenchurch Street and the corner of Lime Street, with a coach and pair, fashionably dressed pedestrians, and a clutch of window-shoppers outside the premises of Thomas Ayres, Goldsmith and Jeweller, below the old Wren church of St. Dionis Backchurch, demolished in 1878. The pulpit, woodwork, font and plate from the church survive in the Victorian church of St. Dionis in Parsons Green. Engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from an original drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on india paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 146mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/048.

£30

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