A PROSPECT of the CITY of LONDON
Lithographic FACSIMILE after the original copper engraving, drawn, engraved by Johannes Kip and published by J. Smith, London, c.1720. This edition undated - estimated to be c.1970.
Image size: 15" x 36". Framed size: 20 1/2" x 41 1/2".
Generally very good condition throughout; colour good and authentic to the period. Printed as one sheet, laid on board. Presented in its original 1" brown Hogarth frame
A fine panorama of London from the south of the River Thames with Wren's St Pauls' dominating the skyline and Old London Bridge shown in some detail in the foreground. Sub-titled in French and Latin: 'La Ville de Londres - Prospectus Londinensis', along a ‘ribbon’ cartouche supported by putti along with the Arms of Great Britain and the City of London. Below the image is key listing sixty-five principal buildings of the City. Given that the original is very difficult to source, and therefore (usually) prohibitively expensive, this panorama makes a very satisfactory alternative.