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Auction 189, Lot 384

"Rochester Inscrib'd to St. Thomas Palmer Bart. & Sr. Ion. Iennings Knt. Memrs. of Parlmt. for ye City", Harris, John

Subject: Rochester, England

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: History of Kent

Color: Black & White

32.4 x 14.6 inches
82.3 x 37.1 cm
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This scarce bird's-eye view of Rochester was drawn by Thomas Badeslade and engraved by John Harris. The city and bustling River Medway are well depicted, with numerous locations named, and the surrounding countryside is filled with livestock. Six profile views of buildings are shown at each side, depicting the famous Rochester Castle and Cathedral, the court hall, the market house, a hospital for Poor Travellers, and the Mathematik Free School. The Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest bishopric in England, after Canterbury, and the 11th century castle boasts one of the best preserved stone towers in all of England. On two sheets, joined as issued.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning along the right-hand fold and several creases adjacent to the folds. There are some tiny tears and chips in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 9/14/2022