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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCERS CHAPPEL [MERCERS’ HALL].

[AA, Pieter van der, 1659-1733] : MERCERS CHAPPEL [MERCERS’ HALL].

[Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727]. An early eighteenth-century print of Mercers’ Hall on Cheapside (between Ironmonger Row and Old Jewry) – the first home of the Bank of England in 1694 as well as the Head Office of the East India Company in 1702 – the view giving some intriguing detail of the elaborate seventeenth-century facade (removed to Swanage Town Hall in the nineteenth century) – as well as the interiors of the shops on either side. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa’s publication “Les Délices de la Grand’Bretagne” (Leiden : 1707) – and here in a slightly later impression from 1727.
Etching and line engraving on laid paper. Engraved surface 130 x 157mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 6-1/8”). Faint old folds, a few tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/014.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCERS HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

ANGUS, William, 1752-1821 : MERCERS HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

[London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1811]. A pleasant antique print – the old hall on Cheapside. Engraved by William Angus and originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 77mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 3-1/8”). Trimmed tight to right neatline, a few tiny specks, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCERS HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

BUSBY, Thomas Lord : MERCERS HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

Shrewsbury : C. Hulbert, [ca.1810]. An uncommon antique print of the elaborate entrance to old Mercers’ Hall on Cheapside (between Ironmonger Row and Old Jewry) – the seventeenth-century facade removed to Swanage Town Hall in the nineteenth century. Drawn and engraved by Thomas Lord Busby (fl.1804-1837) and with the imprint of Charles Hulbert of Shrewsbury.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 171 x 90mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 3-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCERS’ HALL, POULTRY.

PRATTENT, Thomas : MERCERS’ HALL, POULTRY.

London : T. Hughes, 1805. An attractive antique print of the elaborate entrance to old Mercers’ Hall on Cheapside (between Ironmonger Row and Old Jewry) – the seventeenth-century facade removed to Swanage Town Hall in the nineteenth century. Engraved by Andrew Birrell (fl.1782-1809) from an original design by the London draughtsman, engraver, printer and printseller, Thomas Prattent (fl.1790-1819), who had premises in Cloth Fair. Originally produced for B. Lambert : “The History and Survey of London and its Environs from the Earliest Period” (London : 1805-1806).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 92mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 3-5/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 96/024.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCERS’ HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : MERCERS’ HALL, CHEAPSIDE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A pleasant antique print of the elaborate entrance to old Mercers’ Hall on Cheapside (between Ironmonger Row and Old Jewry) – also giving some detail of the premises of George Hebert, bookseller and librarian at No. 88 Cheapside, and James Bult, goldsmith and bullion dealer at No. 86. Engraved by Major Samuel Barenger (1776-1837) from an original study (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 104 x 66mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/046.

£20

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