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ANTIQUE PRINT: DE KONINKLIJKE BEURS TE LONDON [ROYAL EXCHANGE].

BACKER, H.J. (Hilmar Johannes), 1804-1845 : DE KONINKLIJKE BEURS TE LONDON [ROYAL EXCHANGE].

[Dordrecht : H. J. Backer, ca.1840]. An attractive, lively and uncommon view of the interior of the Royal Exchange – the merchants and brokers of all nations assemble on the trading floor. Lithographed by H. J. Backer of Dordrecht.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 103 x 144mm (approx. 4” x 5-5/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE INSIDE VIEW OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AT LONDON. = VEÜE DU DEDANS DE LA BOURSE ROYAL A LONDRES.

[BOWLES, John, 1701-1779 – publisher] : THE INSIDE VIEW OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AT LONDON. = VEÜE DU DEDANS DE LA BOURSE ROYAL A LONDRES.

London : John Bowles, [1810]. A handsome antique print – the trading floor of the old Royal Exchange open to the sky – the courtyard thronging with the merchants of all nations. Originally published by John Bowles in the mid eighteenth century, but here in a later impression on wove paper datable to the early years of the nineteenth.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 195 x 242mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 9-1/2”). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 105/020.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE OF LONDON = LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

[BOWLES, John, 1701-1779 – publisher] : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE OF LONDON = LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

[London : John Bowles, ca.1765]. A handsome and uncommon antique print – a view along Cornhill towards St. Paul’s – the imposing eighteenth-century Royal Exchange, with its fashionable shops around the outer rim and on the opposite side of Cornhill shown in some prominence. The publisher’s own premises, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, must be among the shops shown to the left.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 194 x 241mm (approx. 7-5/8” x 9-1/2”). Short and unobtrusive repaired tears to margins; a few slight marks and creases, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE OF LONDON.

[BOWLES, Thomas, 1712?-1762] : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE OF LONDON.

London : John Bowles, ca.1750]. A handsome antique print – a mid eighteenth-century vue d’optique or perspective view (without the customary lateral inversion) – offering a view of Cornhill, the Royal Exchange, etc., with St. Paul’s away to the west in the distance. A variant of the 1754 Bowles view in the Guildhall Library, with a different title and showing detail of the east end of the Exchange rather than the adjacent Cornhill buildings.
Copper line engraving on paper. Contemporary hand colour. Engraved surface 233 x 406mm (approx. 9-1/4” x 16”). Cropped to neatlines, laid down on contemporary card, with the edges bound in dark paper to facilitate viewing in an optical machine. A portion of the caption and imprint are preserved on the rear of the card. Edges of card worn, a few minor discolourations and faint marks, a touch dusty, but an attractive survival. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£250

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM PITT, FIRST LORD COMMISSIONER OF THE TREASURY, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE, AND CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, THIS ACCURATE PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, IN LONDON, IS BY PERMISSION HUMBLY DEDICATED ...

CHAPMAN, John : TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM PITT, FIRST LORD COMMISSIONER OF THE TREASURY, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE, AND CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, THIS ACCURATE PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, IN LONDON, IS BY PERMISSION HUMBLY DEDICATED ...

London : J. Chapman, 1788. A handsome antique print – a well-known and much-admired image of the Cornhill front of the Royal Exchange, Chapman’s study of the building enlivened by the addition of figures by Philip Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) and the whole engraved by the gifted Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815).
Line engraving and aquatint on paper. Engraved surface 436 x 530 (approx. 17-1/4” x 20-7/8”). A good and sharp (if not conspicuously early) impression – the plate showing some signs of previous use, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£750

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ANTIQUE PRINT: INTERIOR OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON.

ELMES, James, 1782-1862 : INTERIOR OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON.

London : J. & J. Cundee, 1814. An antique print of the busy interior of the early nineteenth century Royal Exchange – merchants throng the walks – bargains are vigorously struck. Engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843) from an original study by the architect and draughtsman James Elmes. Originally produced for the series “Select Views of London and its Environs” (London : 1804-1805) – with the present example dated to 1814.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 164 x 202mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 8”). Very faint crease to lower margin, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 90/074.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FRONT OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : FRONT OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : R. Baldwin, 1773]. An interesting antique print – Cornhill and the Royal Exchange in the eighteenth century – a coach and six on the road. Originally produced for John Noorthouck’s part-work “A New History of London” (1772-1773).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 101 x 147mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/4”). A few tiny marks and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 51/019.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE. LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE. LONDON.

[London : 1860]. An attractive antique print of the imposing facade of the present Royal Exchange, built by Sir William Tite between 1838 and 1844 – a visitor points out the corinthian columns of the impressive portico, horse-drawn carriages head up and down Threadneedle Street. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale’s part-work survey published as “The Curiosities of Great Britain” or “England Delineated” in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 95 x 122mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 4-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/074.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London? : ca.1845]. An uncommon antique print – an unsigned view of the rebuilt Royal Exchange, produced as an illustration on a sheet of decorative mid nineteenth-century notepaper.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 116 x 157mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6-1/4”). A few slight marks to the notepaper, but the engraving in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE QUADRANGLE, NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE QUADRANGLE, NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : ca.1845]. A scarce and attractive antique print – a vignette view of the spacious courtyard of recently rebuilt Royal Exchange – fashionably dressed visitors admire the architecture of Sir William Tite. Printed on writing paper and probably originally designed for use as ornamental stationery.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 119 x 162mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : 1724 (but later)]. An attractive antique print – the south (Cornhill) elevation of the second Royal Exchange – below the central tower there is a peep into the courtyard and the central statue. Six lines of engraved text below the image give a brief history of the Exchange. Originally published by John Bowles in 1724, but here in a later impression on wove paper datable to the early years of the nineteenth century.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 171 x 214mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 28/019 – 105/018.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE = BOURSE ROYALE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ROYAL EXCHANGE = BOURSE ROYALE.

[London : H. G. Clarke, ca.1855]. An uncommon antique print of the third (present) Royal Exchange – and a rather attractive example of early colour printing. A vignette view of the Exchange from the south-west – the Bank of England beyond – with an early London omnibus in the foreground. Originally produced for an edition of the H. G. Clarke publication, “London as it is To-Day”.
Chromolithograph on paper. Image area 101mm x 133mm (approx. 4” x 5-1/4”). Some very faint toning and mild spotting, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ROYAL EXCHANGE] THE NEW ROAAL [sic] EXCHANGE. – THE SOUTH ENTRANCE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [ROYAL EXCHANGE] THE NEW ROAAL [sic] EXCHANGE. – THE SOUTH ENTRANCE.

[London : Illustrated London News, 1844]. A pleasant antique print – a view of the shops on the Cornhill side of the Royal Exchange – a carriage and pair trot by. Originally produced for the “Illustrated London News”.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 171 x 235mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 9-1/4”). Text on verso. Just a touch dusty, but otherwise in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE SECOND ROYAL EXCHANGE. CORNHILL.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE SECOND ROYAL EXCHANGE. CORNHILL.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – the north side of Cornhill and the imposing eighteenth-century Royal Exchange. Engraved (from an earlier source) by the Typographic Etching Co. and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 212mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-3/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A SPRING SHOWER [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE].

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : A SPRING SHOWER [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE].

[London : Illustrated London News, 1866]. A handsome antique print – a study of the heart of the City – the Royal Exchange and the top of Cornhill caught in an April shower – pedestrians scuttle and struggle with umbrellas, others hurry for the Mile End bus, a more prosperous group hail a hackney carriage, a policeman fastens his cape, etc. Originally produced for “The Illustrated London News” of April 21st 1866.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 237 x 343mm (approx. 9-1/4” x 13-1/2”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE INSIDE VIEW OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AT LONDON = VUE DU DEDANS DE LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

[FRENCH SCHOOL] : THE INSIDE VIEW OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE AT LONDON = VUE DU DEDANS DE LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

[Paris : ca.1780]. A handsome antique print – a late eighteenth-century vue d’optique or perspective view, presenting a laterally reversed image intended for viewing in an optical diagonal machine (zograscope) – a view of the interior courtyard of the Royal Exchange, the trading floor thronging with merchants from across the world.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 271 x 416mm (approx. 10-5/8” x 16-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£250

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE] LA BOURSE ROYALE.

[FRENCH SCHOOL] : [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE] LA BOURSE ROYALE.

[Paris : Chez Buisson, 1788]. A scarce antique print – a late eighteenth-century French view of Cornhill and the Royal Exchange, with good architectural detail. Originally produced for the “Londres et ses Environs, ou Guide des Voyageurs” (1788).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 210 x 209mm (approx. 8-1/4” x 8-1/4”). Old folds, with some minor surface wear, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 65/004.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE. DESTROYED BY FIRE JANY. 10TH 1838.

[GARLAND, Robert, 1808-1863] : ROYAL EXCHANGE. DESTROYED BY FIRE JANY. 10TH 1838.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1838 (or later)]. An elegant antique print of the courtyard of the old Royal Exchange – groups of merchants in earnest negotiation. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from an original study by the architect and draughtsman Robert Garland. Originally produced for Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 117 x 145mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 5-3/4”). One small and faint mark in right-hand margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BYRSA LONDINENSIS VULGO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

HOLLAR, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677 : BYRSA LONDINENSIS VULGO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : 1647 (but later)]. A fine etching of the inner courtyard of the first Royal Exchange – with boys at play with whips and tops – a man with a staff of office chasing them away – groups of merchants looking on. Etched by the celebrated Wenceslaus Hollar and originally published as one of his “Prospects” series in 1647, with the present impression – the plate retouched and printed on wove paper – dated to the late eighteenth century.
Etching on wove paper. Engraved surface 145 x 252mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 9-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 5/007.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE.

HOWLETT, Bartholomew, 1767-1827 : ROYAL EXCHANGE.

London : William Herbert, 1808. An attractive antique print – merchants gather in the inner courtyard of the sixteenth-century Royal Exchange – built by Sir Thomas Gresham between 1566 and 1569 – with panels of explanatory text in Latin and English. Etched and engraved by Bartholomew Howlett from contemporary sources and originally produced for Robert Wilkinson’s ambitious part-work “Londina Illustrata, Graphic and Historic Memorials” (London : 1808-1825).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 204 x 241 (approx. 8” x 9-1/2”). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 131/112.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE, VIEW OF THE PORTICO AND WESTERN FRONT.

KIDD, Joseph Bartholomew, 1808-1889 : NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE, VIEW OF THE PORTICO AND WESTERN FRONT.

London : C. M. Firth, [ca.1845]. A handsome and uncommon antique print – the principal facade of the present Royal Exchange, with the Bank of England to the left and Cornhill to the right. Drawn on the stone by the Scottish artist J. B. Kidd and locally printed by Charles Mossley Firth of St. Michael’s Alley, Cornhill.
Tint lithograph on paper. Printed surface 186 x 257mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 10-1/8”). Small and faint strip of discolouration to lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£125

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYALL EXCHANGE OF LONDON.

[KIP, Johannes, 1652-1722] : THE ROYALL EXCHANGE OF LONDON.

[London : for A. Churchill, J. Knapton & others, 1720]. A handsome antique print – a bird’s-eye view of the exterior of the second Royal Exchange, with a glimpse of interior courtyard. The engraving is generally ascribed to Johannes Kip, who engraved most of the other views in this series. Originally produced to accompany the 1720 edition of John Stow’s “A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 247 x 288mm (approx. 9-5/8” x 11-3/8”). Very faint hint of tanning to original vertical fold, but otherwise a sharp impression in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

KNIGHT, C. : THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : W. S. Orr, ca.1844]. A handsome antique print of the rebuilt Royal Exchange from the south-west – the Bank of England beyond and one of the new London omnibuses prominent in the foreground. Very faintly signed “C. Knight” in the plate and originally produced for later issues of John Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views”, first published (without this plate) in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises between 1838 and 1862.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 113 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/031.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ON CHANGE – ROYAL EXCHANGE.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : ON CHANGE – ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A charming antique print – the busy interior of the late Victorian Royal Exchange, top-hatted gentlemen clustered in earnest business discussion. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and 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 220 x 162mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ROYAL EXCHANGE] VUE DE LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

MAILLET, Joseph : [ROYAL EXCHANGE] VUE DE LA BOURSE ROYALE A LONDRES.

Paris : Maillet, [ca.1780]. A handsome antique print – a late eighteenth-century vue d’optique or perspective view, presenting a laterally reversed image intended for viewing in an optical diagonal machine (zograscope) – a view along old Cornhill – the second Royal Exchange dominating the landscape – St. Paul’s away in the distance. Produced by the Paris engraver and printseller, Joseph Maillet (d.1788).
Copper line engraving on paper, with striking original hand colour. Engraved surface 237 x 384mm (approx. 9-1/4” x 15-1/8”). A few faint marks and minor signs of age, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£300

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE].

[MALTON, Thomas, 1752-1804] : [THE ROYAL EXCHANGE].

[London : T. Malton, 1781]. A most attractive antique print – the Royal Exchange from the south-west – Cornhill alive with elegance and bustle. From Malton’s first (untitled) series of London views published between 1781 and 1787 – the plates being rather larger than those of his better-known later series.
Aquatint on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 326 x 474mm (approx. 12-7/8” x 18-5/8”). Cropped to neatline, laid down and re-margined, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 72/D.

£750

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE (LONDON).

MEYER, Herrmann J. – publisher : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE (LONDON).

New York : Herrmann J. Meyer, [1844 (or later)]. A fine antique print – a view from the south-west of the facade and south (Cornhill) elevation of the newly rebuilt Royal Exchange – the roadway busy with traffic on horse and foot. Originally produced by Joseph Meyer (1796-1856) for his ambitious series “Universum oder abbildung und beschreibung des sehenswerthesten ... der natur und kunst” (Hildburghausen : 1833-1860), and here in a recaptioned English-language version bearing the New York imprint of the family firm.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 117 x 154mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). One tiny mark, faint crease to left-hand blank margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: AN DER BANK VON ENGLAND IN LONDON.

MEYER-CASSEL, Hans, 1872-1952 : AN DER BANK VON ENGLAND IN LONDON.

[?Neuchatel : ca. 1900]. A striking antique print – a view of the heart of the City of London from the roof of a cab – the Bank of England to the left – the Royal Exchange to the right – the junction alive with horse-drawn traffic and parasols. Originally produced for an unidentified German-language publication.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 231 x 327mm (approx. 9-1/8” x 12-7/8”). Tiny crease at head, slight nick at left, paper just a touch tanned, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£200

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NO. 6 : MORGAN’S IMPROVED PROTEAN SCENERY; THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON. MORNING V. NIGHT.

MORGAN, W. – publisher : NO. 6 : MORGAN’S IMPROVED PROTEAN SCENERY; THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON. MORNING V. NIGHT.

London : W. Morgan, 1838. A charming example of the Victorian protean print or metamorphic scene – a print so designed as to change in appearance when held up before a strong light. As the text explains: “This print at first represents the venerable building early in the morning, on the 10th day of January; and, upon holding it before the light, you will observe the awful conflagration, as it appeared on the night of the same day, which totally destroyed the Exchange”.
Lithograph on paper, with tissue underlay, laid on to the original grey backing sheet with a lithographic descriptive label. Original hand colour. Image area 158 x 226mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-7/8”). A few slight spots; tissue underlay slightly damaged at outer edges (not affecting the quality of the transformation); but a very good copy of a scarce and fragile item. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£400

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ANTIQUE PRINT: INTERIOR OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : INTERIOR OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

London : John Harris, 1816. A pleasant antique print – the shaded colonnades of the courtyard of the Royal Exchange – groups of merchants broker deals, others sit idly awaiting custom. Engraved by Robert Wallis (1794-1878) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 154mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/020.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London] : T. Nelson & Sons, [1889]. An attractive antique print – a view of the present Royal Exchange from the west, flanked by Threadneedle Street and Cornhill. Originally produced for the Nelson “English Scenery” series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 79 x 123mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 4-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE (WEST FRONT).

NEWMAN, John : THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE (WEST FRONT).

London : J. Newman, [ca. 1845]. A pleasant antique print – a mid nineteenth-century oval vignette of the newly rebuilt Royal Exchange. Published by John Newman of Budge Row and probably originally issued as a sheet of decorated notepaper.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 108 x 164mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/2”). Trimmed a little close, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE IN CORNHILL.

[OVERTON, Henry – publisher] : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE IN CORNHILL.

[London : Henry Overton, ca.1730]. An elegant early eighteenth-century antique print of the second Royal Exchange – the statue of Charles II by Grinling Gibbons framed by the entrance arch. From the Overton series of views generally known as “Brittannia Illustrata”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 166 x 241mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 9-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 26/006.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE QUADRANGLE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : THE QUADRANGLE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. An attractive antique print of the interior courtyard of the present Royal Exchange – visitors stroll an elegant space still open to the sky. 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 92 x 138mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/003.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE QUADRANGLE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : THE QUADRANGLE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. An attractive antique print of the interior courtyard of the present Royal Exchange – visitors stroll an elegant space still open to the sky. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 92 x 138mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/003.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902 : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A handsome antique print of the exterior of the present Royal Exchange – a view from the west. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 140mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-1/2”). Just a hint of dustiness to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/002.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE. VIEW OF THE QUADRANGLE – (MERCHANT’S AREA.)

PORDEN, Charles Ferdinand, -1863 : NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE. VIEW OF THE QUADRANGLE – (MERCHANT’S AREA.)

London : C. M. Firth, [ca.1845]. An attractive and uncommon antique print – a view of the interior quadrangle of the newly rebuilt Royal Exchange. Lithographed and published by a local man, Charles Mossley Firth of St. Michael’s Alley, Cornhill, from an original drawing by the architecter and painter, Charles F. Porden (d.1863).
Tint lithograph on paper. Printed surface 187 x 230mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 9”). Slight surface dustiness, a few faint marks, but a very good copy of a scarce print. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CORNHILL IN 1630. (FROM A VIEW PUBLISHED BY BOYDELL.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : CORNHILL IN 1630. (FROM A VIEW PUBLISHED BY BOYDELL.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of Cornhill as it stood in the early seventeenth century – with the tower of the first Royal Exchange and the Tun. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) 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 144 x 216mm (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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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE BANK, BANK BUILDINGS, ROYAL EXCHANGE & CORNHILL.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE BANK, BANK BUILDINGS, ROYAL EXCHANGE & CORNHILL.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print of the crossroads at the heart of the City of London – the Bank of England and Threadneedle Street to the left – the Royal Exchange and Cornhill to the right – the streets alive with carriages, hawkers and bustle – a brewer’s dray with butts of porter to the left. Engraved from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 147 x 185mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-1/4”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/014. Bank 37.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. A handsome antique print – the hub of the world’s commerce – merchants of all nations assemble at the Royal Exchange. Engraved by J. G. Walker from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 140 x 190mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 7-1/2”). A few faint specks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CEREMONY OF LAYING THE FIRST STONE OF THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE BY PRINCE ALBERT, MONDAY, JAN.Y 17, 1842.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CEREMONY OF LAYING THE FIRST STONE OF THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE BY PRINCE ALBERT, MONDAY, JAN.Y 17, 1842.

[London : J. Mead, 1842]. A colourful antique print – the foundation stone is lowered into place inside a large marquee (in fact a circus tent borrowed for the occasion) – the seats packed with city dignitaries. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 160 x 185 mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 7-1/4”). A few small and faint marks, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/020.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LATE ROYAL EXCHANGE AND CORNHILL.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : THE LATE ROYAL EXCHANGE AND CORNHILL.

[London : W. S. Orr, 1837 (but later)]. A handsome antique print – a bustling Cornhill from the west with the old Royal Exchange. The offices of Royal Exchange Life Assurance are clearly marked – and the premises of Allison, Knight & Co., tailors, at 16 Cornhill, are clearly shown at the extreme right. Engraved by John Woods from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and originally produced for John Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises between 1838 and 1862. In these later issues, the present print appears – as here – with the addition of the words "The Late" to the title.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 120 x 152mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/020.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE AND CORNHILL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ROYAL EXCHANGE AND CORNHILL.

London : Orr & Co., 1837. A handsome antique print – a bustling Cornhill from the west with the old Royal Exchange. The offices of Royal Exchange Life Assurance are clearly marked – and the premises of Allison, Knight & Co., tailors, at 16 Cornhill, are clearly shown at the extreme right. Engraved by John Woods from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and originally produced for John Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views” (London : 1837-1838).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 120 x 152mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 6”). Mild spotting of lower margin below image, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/020.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE, CORNHILL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ROYAL EXCHANGE, CORNHILL.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. An elegant antique print of the Cornhill entrance to the old Royal Exchange – the new tower built by George Smith between 1820 and 1826 topped with Gresham’s grasshopper – Cornhill busy with traffic on horse and on foot. Engraved by James Tingle (1801-1858) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 152 x 96mm (approx. 6” x 3-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/128.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS.

SMYTH, Frederick James : ROYAL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS.

[London : Illustrated London News, 1847]. An interesting antique print – a view from Cornhill of the buildings immediately behind the Royal Exchange – one of the first purpose-built office blocks in the world – the elegant shops beneath echoing those of the Exchange itself. Engraved by Frederick James Smyth (fl.1841-1867) and originally produced for the “Illustrated London News”.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 140 x 220mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 8-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

TAYLOR, Charles, 1756-1823 : THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

London : C. Taylor, 1796. An unusual circular late eighteenth-century antique print showing the principal (Cornhill) front of the old Exchange. Originally produced as one of a series of London prints included by Charles Taylor in his magazine “The Temple of Taste” between 1794 and 1796, and later re-issued as “The Public Edifices of the British Metropolis” (London : 1820).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 130mm (approx. 5-1/8 inches) in diameter. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 135/018.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE.

THEYS, Freddy, 1937- : ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[Antwerp : F. Theys, 1990]. A fine modern etching of the Royal Exchange. Limited to seventy numbered copies only, each pull numbered and signed by the artist, Freddy Theys.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 209 x 241 (approx. 8-1/4” x 9-1/2”). In very good and clean state.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROYAL EXCHANGE, LOOKING SOUTH WESTWARD. LONDON.

THOMPSON, James Robert : ROYAL EXCHANGE, LOOKING SOUTH WESTWARD. LONDON.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1809. An attractive antique print – a view of the south-west corner of the second Royal Exchange, with Cornhill beyond – the lettering over the offices of Royal Exchange Insurance distinctly visible in the foreground. Engraved by William Angus (1752-1821) from an original study by the painter and architect James Robert Thompson (fl.1806-1848). Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 163 x 100mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE PRESENT ROYAL EXCHANGE.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : THE PRESENT ROYAL EXCHANGE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – the facade of the present Royal Exchange, the Wellington statue and much horse-drawn traffic. From an original sketch by the London artist Frank Watkins. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 149 x 143mm (approx. 5-7/8” 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: ROYAL EXCHANGE SOUTH.

WILKINSON, Robert, 1752?-1825 – publisher : ROYAL EXCHANGE SOUTH.

London : Robert Wilkinson, 1819. An attractive antique print – the south (Cornhill) elevation of the original sixteenth-century Royal Exchange – built by Sir Thomas Gresham between 1566 and 1569 – his grasshopper crest prominent, good architectural detail of the outer stalls and small shops – and with panels of explanatory text in French and Dutch. Based on contemporary sources and originally produced for Wilkinson’s ambitious part-work “Londina Illustrata, Graphic and Historic Memorials” (London : 1808-1825).
Copper etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 206 x 266mm (approx. 8-1/8” x 10-1/2”). A few tiny marks and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 131/111.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A VIEN [sic] OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON [ETC., TITLE REPEATED IN THREE FURTHER LANGUAGES].

WINCKLER, Georg Gottfried, 1711-1786 : A VIEN [sic] OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON [ETC., TITLE REPEATED IN THREE FURTHER LANGUAGES].

Augsburg : Georg Balthasar Probst, [ca. 1760]. A handsome antique print – a mid eighteenth-century laterally inverted vue d’optique, based on English sources, and offering a view of Cornhill, the Royal Exchange, etc., with St. Paul’s away to the west in the distance. Cornhill is busy with horse-drawn and pedestrian traffic and in the foreground an overturned coach is set aright.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 301 x 396mm (approx. 11-7/8” x 15-5/8”). Cropped close to image and laid down on old but not contemporary heavy card. A little spotted in places, but overall a very good and clearly engraved example. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£250

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