antique prints england
antique engravings england
antique maps england
heatons antique prints logo background

West Central London WC.

West Central London ( WC postcode)

See also London Stow's Survey, Ackermann  etc or check query box



A View of the Custom House, with Part of the Tower, taken from ye River / Vue de la Doane et une Partie de la Tour, prise de la Riviere Thamise

. Customs duties were taxes on imported and exported goods, and became a vital source of revenue for kings and governments. The Custom House was the office where shipping agents would bring documents to customs officials. London's first Custom House was built around 1275, and rebuilt in 1378 and 1559. Destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, a new Custom House was built by Sir Christopher Wren during 1669-71. This suffered severe damage after a gunpowder explosion in 1714, and the Custom House was rebuilt on Wren's foundations in 1717-25. The architect was Thomas Ripley, who introduced the famous Long Room. Ripley's Custom House burned down in 1814.above image: [right] 26 ; below image: [left] Maurer Delin. [centre] Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753 [right] T. Bowles Sculp. / [in 2 blocks] [1] A View of the Custom House, with part of the Tower, taken from y e River. / Thames London [2] Vüe de la Douane et unde partie de la Tour, prise de la Riviere / Thamise a Londres. / Printed for Carrrington Bowles in S.t Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles in Cornhil -- and Rob.t Sayer in Fleet StreetPublished Carrington Bowles, St Paul's Churchyard, London; John Bowles, Cornhill, London; Robert Sayer, Fleet Street, London, 1753. Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 194 x 241mmThis was one of the vue d'optique or perspective views showing the cities of the world, prints that were very popular in the late eighteenth century. These prints were produced for a viewing machine that was used both in private and by peddlers in the streets of Europe. The hand colour, necessitated by the optical show, the tones being more vivid and brilliant than on other, similar views of the period. The intended use of the print necessitated a standard size, £115 inc delivery unframed This seems to be a later edition as on watermarked paper not the rag it is meant to be on still old, still hand coloured suspect c 1810-20



Interior of the Sans Pareil Theatre (Adelphi Theatre),

Original antique copper engraving.  Published by R. Wilkinson 1811. Hand coloured. Image size: 31 x 23 cms from  Robert Wilkinson  an early 19th century  printseller and publisher who produced  detailed views of London landmarks. This engraving was  in his two volume work  Londina Illustrata:Graphic and Historical memorials …in the cities and suburbs of London and Westminster,.  1808 to 1825. £65 inc delivery


Lincoln's Inn near Chancery Lane " and " Northumberland House & Gray's Inn "

from Thornton's "History of London" published 1784. Benjamin Cole (fl.1723-1767) copied the images and cut plates originally produced for the part-work edition of William Maitland's "History of London" (London : 1753-1756)..Later these were used by Cole and Peltro for Thornton's ' New & Complete History & Survey of London & Westminster ' published 1775-80 on smoother paper Copper engraved print, good condition. Size 36 x 24 cms plus margins. £25 full page good borders some minor edge tears



the Small Pox Hospital

From an engraving inThe American Quaker JP Malcolm(James Peller Malcolm ( 1767-1815)), engraver and topographer, artist/engraver and author of Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London, Published 1808. £12 unmounted scarce





Somerset House
Antique engraved print from Dr David Hughson's 'New Description of London' and the area for thirty miles around was a multi-volume illustrated work issued between 1805 and 1809. Published by J Stratford, 112 Holborn Hill. Print image : 118 x 182 mm 'Hughson' was actually the pseudonym of writing as David Hughson£15




the Foundling Hospital

From an engraving inThe American Quaker JP Malcolm(James Peller Malcolm ( 1767-1815)), engraver and topographer, artist/engraver and author of Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London, Published 1808. £12 unmounted scarce

 



Wyld's Monster Globe,
Leicester Square, London, 1851-1862.Engraving by Chavanne after T H Shepherd. James Wyld (1812-1887) was a member of Parliament, distinguished geographer, and publisher of atlases. His exhibit, designed in competition with the Great Exhibition, was a globe 60 feet in diameter. Wlyd's globe was hollow and contained a staircase which members of the public, for the price of a shilling, could climb to view the continents, mountain ranges and seas modelled to scale inside. After the 10-year lease had expired, it was removed in 1862, and the central garden of Leicester Square was redesigned. Scarce £20 Image 23 x 15.5 cm plus title & borders



THE NEW BUILDINGS IN THE STRAND, CALLED THE ADELPHI, VIEWED FROM THE RIVER THAMES.

Originally produced for Hogg's partwork publication "The New, Complete, and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster" written by "A Society of Gentlemen" and revised by William Thornton.. Copper engraved print by Carey published in London : by Alexander Hogg, 1784/6 . . . ..the recently completed Adelphi Terrace designed by Robert Adam - a view from the Thames - the spire of St. Martin in the Fields in the distance. £20 folds as issued closer cut

£25 full page no folds






South View of the Foundling Hospital

1. The Wing already built........2. The Wing already built ........ 2. Chapel now Erecting........3. Chapel now Erecting ........ 3. A Wing to be built. A Wing to be built.From James Jefferys (1751-1784),, London .James Jefferys began his career as an apprentice engraver before coming under the artistic influence of John Hamilton Mortimer. At the Royal Academy Schools in 1774 he won a gold medal for history painting and a scholarship allowing him to travel to Rome. In London again by 1781, he failed to fulfil his early promise and died young.Scarce view during construction £15 unmounted 2x

 


34. Russell Institution, Great Coram Street
Full page Original Aquatint from .The "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics, commonly known as Ackermann's Repository, after Rudolph Ackermann, its publisher .... first appeared in London in 1809 as a monthly publication Dated 1811 at 101 Strand. Rowlandson & Pugin del et Sculpt. J.C. Stadler Aquat. London, Image 20 x 13 cm Page 54 x 36 cm so Full margins ! £95





Powis House
Drawn and engraved by Sutton Nicholls, (fl.1680-1740) published in 1754 in London published according to Act of Parliament for Stowes Survey. Approx 45cms by 33cms. Price: £145.00 unmounted inc delivery . . . . Powis House was an 18th century mansion in London, England. It stood on the northern side of Great Ormond Street, not far from Queen Square. The first version of Powis House was built in the 1690s for William Herbert, 2nd Marquess of Powis. No drawings of this version survive. At some point it was let for use as the French embassy, and on 26 January 1713 it burned to the ground. Jonathan Swift attributed this event to "the carelessness of the rascally French servants". A replacement house was soon built. It had three main storeys above an arched basement and was 104 feet (32 metres) wide. The subtle but lively façade featured Corinthian pilasters and a phoenix above the front door. The architect is unknown, but may have been French. The staircase walls were painted by the Venetian painter of the rococo, Giacomo Amiconi. Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke leased the house in the mid 18th century and from 1764 to 1783 it was the Spanish embassy. However, the locality was rapidly falling from favour with the aristocracy, making the demise of the house more or less inevitable, and by the end of the 18th century it had been demolished. There is now a small access street to Great Ormond Street Hospital called Powis Place.CONDITION full plate one tape mark to margin top right edge tear 2mm

 



A Perspective View of St Mary's in the Strand near the Royal palace of Somerset London
 by J.Maurer delin et Sculp. London 1748. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. cut to plate mark otherwise mint will be sold mounted and matted to preserve if time allows £95 RARE

..



Somerset House
.
from "The World's Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel" (London 1851-1855). by T.H.Shepherd, unmounted some age toning to the edge of the page. Image 23 x 16 cm full page £12




Oxford Street Oxford Strasse
 Antique steel engraved print from c 1780 unmounted. Image 20 x 15 cm £18.slight creasing to page c 1780



View of St Paul's Church,Covent Garden View of St Mary le Strand View of St Clement's Church ,Strand
 images First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £25


ST GEORGES Hospital Hyde park Corner View of the Middlesex Hospital
First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £15 TOP HALF ONLY mounted

 

View of the Royal Stables and part of St Martins in the Strand View of St Georges Church, Bloomsbury

images First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £25x 2








***
Meeting of the Society for the extinction of the Slave Trade, & for the Civilization of Africa; On the 1st of June, 1840, at Exeter Hall: His Royal Highness Prince Albert, the President, presided. Published  1840  Engraver Harris, James (1807 or 8-1846) Artist Blunt, S... going for a clean first



  The Chapel St John the Baptist in the Savoy  1
Antique copper line engraved print by various artists/engravers Published by Samuel Hooper London, Printed by C. Clarke, for Francis GROSE (c.1731 . .1791) from THE ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES , first published in 1772/3. and Image minimum from 18 x13 cm £12 unmounted




  The Chapel St John the Baptist in the Savoy  2
Antique copper line engraved print by various artists/engravers Published by Samuel Hooper London, Printed by C. Clarke, for Francis GROSE (c.1731 . .1791) from THE ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES , first published in 1772/3. and Image minimum from 18 x13 cm £12 unmounted




St John the Baptist in the Savoy
; Drawn by R. Watt;B Coles Engraver/ / unmounted from Stowes Survey. 1755 . Trimmed into plate area as seen in pic £15 was listed as SW



  Savoy Hospital in the strand
Plate 12 to volume II: Three views of the Savoy Hospital, at the top, on the left the entrance to the prison and on the right part of the chapel; below a further view of the chapel, showing the five large windows; cobbled lanes outside buildings. 1753 Etching and engraving from the `Vetusa Monumenta  Lettered with title at top, and to the right "Vol II Plate XII", and below image with "An historical account of the Savoy, so called from Peter earl of Savoy, who built a palace there, has been given already in Plate V of this Volume. But that palace being destroyed by the rebels of Kent and Essex, this hospital was erected there by K. Henry VII. In memory of where of the date of its foundation, with the two following Latin verses written in the manner of those times, were placed over the gate towards the street / 1505 / HOSPITIUM HOC INOPI TURBE SAVOIA VOCATUM / SEPTIMUS HENRICUS FUNDAVIT AB IMO SOLO / That inscription remained till the building was burnt down, not long after the great fire of London in 1666, as Newcourt relate, Repertor. Vol I. pag", and below bottom image "The Chapel of the Hospital / This chapel now serveth as a parish church to the tenements near adjoining, and others in the neighbourhood; and is reckoned in the bills of mortality, as one ofthe seven parishes in the city and liberties of Westminster, by the name of St Mary Savoy", and production details: "G. Vertue delin et sculp / Published according to Act of Parliament, nov 29 1753 / Sumptu Societ. Ant. Lond. 1753". Some age toning to paper  but even  £95 inc delivery as needs to post flat Height: 457 millimetres Width: 319 millimetres plus margins also on SW+ Vetusa



View of the Savoy from the river Thames.

Plate from volume II of Vetusta Monumenta: view from the Thames of the buildings of the Savoy; a few boats next to the stairs to the water. 1736
Etching and engraving   31.5cm x 46.5cm Lettered with title on scroll in sky and on tablet at bottom centre nine lines of description on the history of the Savoy. In lower margin a key from A to G providing information on the different parts of the Savoy, and the line "Drawn with the Plan of the Place by G.V. in 1736, and published at the Expence of the Antiquary Society, London, 1750".   £95 inc delivery as needs to post flat Normally found as the later smaller reprint minus writing at £150 ish ! also on SW+ Vetusa




 

Ancient View St James'S Westminster Abbey Hall From Charing Cross
  Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller; or A New Complete, and Accurate Tour through England, Wales, Scotland, and the Neighbouring Islands.[London: J. Cooke] [1779]. originally produced for the Cooke part-work publication "The Modern Universal British Traveller" (London 1779). . . Plate mark and good margins. £25  some age toning based on the Hollar view ie copied !



View St James palace + View Somerset House
First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £25

View `British Museum + View of Bedford House
First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £25

Adelphi Buildings
Antique Copper engraving first published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £20 edge tear as indicated



View of the Encampment in Hyde Park
 from ~Marshal Sax's Tent from SANDBY'S RURAL ENGLAND 1775-8. A copperplate engraving of an English scene, after drawn by Paul Sandby from "A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views, in England, Scotland and Ireland", published in 1781..Printed for G. Kearsly, Fleet Street, London. £30




View of the Encampment in the Museum Garden
1780 from SANDBY'S RURAL ENGLAND 1775-8. A copperplate engraving of an English scene, after drawn by Paul Sandby from "A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views, in England, Scotland and Ireland", published in 1781..Printed for G. Kearsly, Fleet Street, London. £30




British Museum
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales by John Britton(1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12.



L'Hotel de Sommerset ou Sommerset House

From James Beverell's La Delices de la Grande Bretagne et de L’Irlande was first published in 1707 in eight volumes very fine plates by J. Goeree (1670-1731) .Etching and line engraving on paper. Pieter van der Aa was a Leiden bookseller and publisher.Image12.5 x 16 cm £35 edge tear mended on crease



 

View of the Foundling Hospital Lambs Conduit Fields Th Smallpox Hospital near St Pancras
 images First published 1738 by G Virtue this engraved for "A New and Universal History, Description, and Survey Of The Cities Of London and Westminster, The Borough of Southwark, And Their Adjacent Parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, Comprizing A Circle Of Near One Hundred And Fifty Miles" By Walter Harrison, Esq. Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's Head, Pater-Noster-Row. 1775..folio 24 x 37 cm £25 . . . .3 copies




Clarendon House
Pubd. May 10 1792. Each 225 x 175mm. Hollar from SMITH'S ANTIQUITIES OF LONDON .Stipple.RARE £15 RARE close cut small corner folds out of image




Northumberland House
 Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales by John Britton(1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12. + second copy tinted stste if pref



New Drury lane Theatre
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales by John Britton(1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12. x 2
 



Grand Hotel Covent Garden
From the The Gentleman's Magazine .The Gentleman's Magazine was a monthly magazine published in London in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The magazine began publication with the January 1731 issue. Over time the magazine had various subtitles, including "monthly intelligencer" and "historical review" £15 unmounted RARE .




related links

London  City EC1

London  City EC2

London  City EC3

London  City EC4

East London E

West London W

South London SE

North London N

NorthWest London NW

South West London SW 1

South West London SW p.2

South West London SW p.3

South West London SW p.4

West Central London WC p.1

West Central London WC p.2

West Central London  WC P.3

Stow's Survey Early London  Page 1

Stow's Survey Early London  Page 2




OPENING HOURS . MONDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Appointments at the shop may be arranged by contacting us either by telephone or email.

DELIVERY & PAYMENT Payment is via Paypal if other methods are preferred please contact the shop directly we take most cards, cheques etc

**Prices are postage inclusive worldwide if over £35 Any print will be reserved upon receiving an email and kept for a week to allow a cheque to arrive.