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A perspective view of Hampton Court Bridge Cross the River Thames, Open'd Dec 13 1753

Antique Engraving by Grignion after A. Heckel, S. Stevens and B. Ludgate 15 x 21.75 inches + borders + frame still with the original frame some age toning especially to page edges one pic is lightened to show detail VERY VERY rare View of the first Hampton Court Bridge constructed in London, by Samuel Stevens and Benjamin Ludgator. It was an exotic seven-span, 20-foot wide, timber road bridge. It was in the Chinoiserie style, characteristic of the mid 18th century, having pagoda shaped roofs and Chinese-influenced pierced curvilinear spans. The print also pictures boat traffic on the Thames around the bridge. An architectural rendering of the bridge viewed from above is shown in the lower margin. The bridge was not structurally sound and was rebuilt in 1778. It has since been replaced twice, most recently in the 1930s.  £225 inc delivery





A view taken near Mr. Smith's House at Battersea, looking up the Thames.
Antique Copper engraving c 1790 drawn and engraved by J.Boydell . Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J.Boydell 1752 & Sold at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street, Cheapside London. Price 1s. The building on the right is possibly York House, where Battersea enamels were made. Size 265 x 430mm. Condition older clour but possible laid down as very flat also framed and glazed £325 inc delivery


 


Map of London
"Gegend von London 1853." Steel etching from the Schweinfurter Geograph. Graviranstalt for "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca City plan with London in the center and the surrounding area. In the upper left corner is Kenton and Preston. In the lower left corner is Petersham and Richmond Park. Eltham and Mollingham are in the lower right and Hedgeman and Fernhall are in the upper right corner.Creases as per issue21.5 x 28.5 cm £40



Middlesex, Robert Morden, 1.

An engraved county map embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 425 x 365 mm. Hand coloured. Sold by Abel Swale [&] Awnsham & John Churchil .Published in Edmund Gibson's translation of William Camden, Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland ... 2nd ed., (London: Awnsham Churchill, 1722). The Britannia was first published by William Camden (1551-1623), an historian, in 1586. £145 short border to base edge





Middlesex, Robert Morden, 2.

An engraved county map embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 425 x 365 mm. Hand coloured. Sold by Abel Swale [&] Awnsham & John Churchil .Published in Edmund Gibson's translation of William Camden, Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland ... 2nd ed., (London: Awnsham Churchill, 1722). The Britannia was first published by William Camden (1551-1623), an historian, in 1586. £155 good margins





Middlesex, Robert Morden, 4

An engraved county map embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 425 x 365 mm. Hand coloured. Sold by Abel Swale [&] Awnsham & John Churchil .Published in Edmund Gibson's translation of William Camden, Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland ... 2nd ed., (London: Awnsham Churchill, 1722). The Britannia was first published by William Camden (1551-1623), an historian, in 1586. £135 good margins tlight toning to centre fold





Middlesex, Robert Morden, 5.

An engraved county map embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 425 x 365 mm. Hand coloured. Sold by Abel Swale [&] Awnsham & John Churchil .Published in Edmund Gibson's translation of William Camden, Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland ... 2nd ed., (London: Awnsham Churchill, 1722). The Britannia was first published by William Camden (1551-1623), an historian, in 1586. £115 poor margins some toning to borders rt corner repaired



ISLEWORTH, BRENTFORD & KEW
Antique map published by G. W. Bacon 1904 Original colour Scale 4 inches to the Mile Image size: 50 x 32 cm from Bacon’s ‘New Large-scale Atlas of London and Suburbs’ £95 inc delivery scarce slight creasing right corner in green area

From 1790 - 1830 the principle process in book illustration was aquatint engraving. An aquatint is prepared by applying resin or a similar ground to a metal plate, which is then heated, thus adhering the ground to the metal. This gives a roughness or grain to the plate which adds texture to the image. The plate is then immersed in an acid bath, which bites or etches the plate and creates areas which will hold the ink. The design is created with graduations of tone achieved through repeated acid baths combined with varnish used to stop out areas of lighter tone. Aquatint is an intaglio process, so prints made in this manner will have a platemark. Aquatinting, with its areas of tone, was often used to duplicate the feel of a watercolour. Some etching was frequently used in an aquatint print to create linear elements in the image. Aquatints were invented by Jean Baptiste Le Prince around 1768, but became especially popular among British printmakers in the first part of the nineteenth century Once the drawing and the engraving had been made, the colour process began. The engravings might be printed in two colours, perhaps brown for the foreground and blue for the sky and distance, the remaining colour would be applied by hand. Bundles of sheets to be coloured would be distributed to workers who would do the work in their own homes. Often the work was done by children, but sometimes whole families would work together at home by candlelight.Handcolouring can save money when printing large plates although people like Ackermann stressed the high cost of hand finishing. He used poorly paid French refugees and later hand coloured plate producers used children and stencils.
PYNE, WILLIAM HENRY. 1769-1843.
William Henry Pyne was an English writer, illustrator and painter. He initially trained at a drawing academy in his native London and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790, and thereafter for six years, chiefly rural subjects. He specialized in picturesque scenes including groups of people rendered in pen, ink and watercolor. A founder of the Old Water-Colour Society in 1804, resigned five years later when it refused to increase the membership beyond 24 artists. Works include 600 illustrations for Microcosm of London (1803-06) and The Costumes of Great Britain (1808). He attracted the patronage of the successful publisher Rudolf Ackermann and engraved and wrote for many of his projects. Pyne wrote the publication The History Of The Royal Residences (1816-19), which brought together eminent watercolorists, draftsmen and aquatint engravers. This series shows the rooms at Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House (later Buckingham Palace), and Frogmore

'The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore'. Published in London: by A. Dry, 1819. one of 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, and others after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, W. Westall, and R. Cattermole. Oblong folio (380 x 435 mm) plus margins. Charles Wild (1781-1835), James Stephanoff (1787-1874), Richard Cattermole (1795-1858), William Westall (1781-1850), George Samuel (1785-1823) et al. (after) Thomas Sutherland (b. 1785), William James Bennett (1787-1844), Richard Reeve (b. 1780), Daniel Havell (1785-1826), J. Bailey, et al. (engravers). They are on fine, woven paper and at least one print bears a J Whatman 1816 watermark.



Guard Chamber Hampton Court

from 'The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore'. Published in London: by A. Dry, 1819. one of 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, and others after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, W. Westall, and R. Cattermole. Oblong folio (380 x 435 mm) plus margins. Charles Wild (1781-1835), James Stephanoff (1787-1874), Richard Cattermole (1795-1858), William Westall (1781-1850), George Samuel (1785-1823) et al. (after) Thomas Sutherland (b. 1785), William James Bennett (1787-1844), Richard Reeve (b. 1780), Daniel Havell (1785-1826), J. Bailey, et al. (engravers). They are on fine, woven paper and at least one print bears a J Whatman 1816 watermark. Picture slightly bleached in Photoshop to show detail . . colour actually nice and bright some heightened with gum arabic etc Full page no defects £95 inc


 

Cartoon Gallery Hampton Court

from 'The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore'. Published in London: by A. Dry, 1819. one of 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, and others after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, W. Westall, and R. Cattermole. Oblong folio (380 x 435 mm) plus margins. Charles Wild (1781-1835), James Stephanoff (1787-1874), Richard Cattermole (1795-1858), William Westall (1781-1850), George Samuel (1785-1823) et al. (after) Thomas Sutherland (b. 1785), William James Bennett (1787-1844), Richard Reeve (b. 1780), Daniel Havell (1785-1826), J. Bailey, et al. (engravers). They are on fine, woven paper and at least one print bears a J Whatman 1816 watermark. Picture slightly bleached in Photoshop to show detail . . colour actually nice and bright some heightened with gum arabic etc Full page no defects £95 inc


Gothic hall Hampton Court

from 'The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore'. Published in London: by A. Dry, 1819. one of 100 hand-colored aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, D. Havell, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, and others after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, W. Westall, and R. Cattermole. Oblong folio (380 x 435 mm) plus margins. Charles Wild (1781-1835), James Stephanoff (1787-1874), Richard Cattermole (1795-1858), William Westall (1781-1850), George Samuel (1785-1823) et al. (after) Thomas Sutherland (b. 1785), William James Bennett (1787-1844), Richard Reeve (b. 1780), Daniel Havell (1785-1826), J. Bailey, et al. (engravers). They are on fine, woven paper and at least one print bears a J Whatman 1816 watermark. Picture slightly bleached in Photoshop to show detail . . colour actually nice and bright some heightened with gum arabic etc Full page no defects £95 inc


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