Auction 104, Lot 721

"Grand Panorama of London and the River Thames", Anon.

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
216 x 6 inches
548.6 x 15.2 cm

Scarce, folding panoramic view of London from the Thames, measuring eighteen feet in length. Wood engraving with place names at the foot, beginning with Western Stone Wharf and Victoria Tower and to the Isle of Dogs, then "We now cross the River, and the View is taken on the opposite Shore" from Greenwich Reach to the Royal Victualling Office. Seven joined sheets, affixed to the original publisher's red blindstamped cloth folder stamped in gilt on the front cover. Sold by Azulay, Thames Tunnel.

References:

Condition: C

Toned with some mild foxing and staining. One complete fold separation and one partial split, without loss. Covers well worn with fraying on spine.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/10/2003

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