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Auction 158, Lot 242

Rare View of London

"Londinum / Londinum Urbs Praecipua Regni Angliae", Aveline, Antonio

Subject: London, England

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.9 x 14.7 inches
50.5 x 37.3 cm

This rare and charming bird's-eye view of post-fire London depicts the city from the south, centered on London Bridge. The view extends from Westminster to the Tower of London. The Thames River is filled with vessels. The foreground depicts Southwark, with a handful of men walking the street in the foreground while others ride horseback. Below the view is a numbered key identifying ten locations, including the Palace of Whitehall, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Lawrence Jewry, St. Dunstan-in-the-East, and Winchester Palace.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression with very light soiling and some small holes and areas of paper weakness that have been professionally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/22/2016