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ANTIQUE MAP: PORTSOKEN WARD BEING PART OF THE PARISH OF ST. BUTTOLPHS ALDGATE, TAKEN FROM THE LAST SURVEY, WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.

[BLOME, Richard, 1635-1705] : PORTSOKEN WARD BEING PART OF THE PARISH OF ST. BUTTOLPHS ALDGATE, TAKEN FROM THE LAST SURVEY, WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.

[London : for W. Innys & J. Richardson, J. & P. Knapton & others], 1754. A fine antique map of Portsoken Ward at the eastern edge of the City of London, taking in The Minories, Petticoat Lane, Houndsditch, Whitechapel (Aldgate High Street) and St. Botolph Aldgate. The map is decorated with a wreathed cartouche and a numbered index gives the names of over eighty of the smaller courts and alleys. Originally produced by Richard Blome in the late seventeenth century, the map remained unpublished until 1720, with the present version originally produced for the part-work edition of John Stow’s “A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1754-1757).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 302 x 176mm (approx. 11-7/8” x 7”). Some very faint surface creasing, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 37/025. Hyde (Ward Maps) 92/2.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: PORTSOKEN WARD WITH ITS DIVISIONS INTO PARISHES ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : PORTSOKEN WARD WITH ITS DIVISIONS INTO PARISHES ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY.

[London : for J. Wilkie; T. Lowndes & others], 1755. A fine antique map of Portsoken Ward at the eastern edge of the City of London, taking in The Minories, Petticoat Lane, Houndsditch, Whitechapel (Aldgate High Street) and St. Botolph Aldgate. The map is decorated with a handsome rococo title-piece, the arms of the then alderman (Sir William Calvert) and a compass rose. 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 369 x 228mm (approx. 14-1/2” x 9”). Some faint surface creasing and faint discolouration to lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 38/037. Hyde (Ward Maps) 93.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MIDDLESEX STREET (LATE PETTICOAT LANE) ON A SUNDAY MORNING.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : MIDDLESEX STREET (LATE PETTICOAT LANE) ON A SUNDAY MORNING.

[London : Leadenhall Press 1891]. An antique print – a lively depiction of the busy market – from an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker. Engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 218 x 159mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD CLOTHES MARKET, HOUNDSDITCH.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : OLD CLOTHES MARKET, HOUNDSDITCH.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A lively antique print – a late Victorian depiction of the long-established street market for old clothes just off Bishopsgate – bowler-hatted men feel the fabric. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker. Engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Image area 161 x 218mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BOTOLPH ALDGATE.

PEARSON, William : ST. BOTOLPH ALDGATE.

London : H. Setchel & Son, 1810. A handsome antique print – an early nineteenth-century view of St. Botolph Aldgate, with the charity-school founded by Sir John Cass to the left. Engraved by W. Preston from an original drawing by William Pearson (fl.1798-1813). Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (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 269 x 166mm (approx. 10-5/8” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/027.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TRINITY CHURCH MINORIES.

PEARSON, William : TRINITY CHURCH MINORIES.

London : J. Booth, 1818. A handsome antique print – an early nineteenth-century view of the old church of Holy Trinity Minories. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original drawing by William Pearson (fl.1798-1813). 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 250 x 171mm (approx. 9-7/8” x 6-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/122.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PETTICOAT LANE.

ROBINSON, C. : PETTICOAT LANE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming Victorian antique print of the market in full spate – a lively study by C. Robinson (d.1881). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 215mm (approx 5-5/8” x 8-1/2”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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