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Prospects of the most remarkable places in and about the citty of London, neatly engraved = Veues des toutes les endroites que est plus remarquable aussi bien celles dans le ville de Londre que d'alentour, gravé fort curieusement.

Additional Title(s):

Veues des toutes les endroites que est plus remarquable aussi bien celles dans le Ville de Londre que d'alentour, gravé fort curieusement

Published/Created:
[London] : Printed & sold by Hen. Overton at ye White Horse without Newgate, [1739-1753]
Physical Description:
[104] prints : engravings ; 24 x 34 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 51
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Title from engraved title page of the first part.
Engravings by J. Couse, John Bowles, T. Loveday, and Benjamin Cole; after Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain, Charles Labelye, Louis-Philippe Boitard, John Maurer, Jacques Rigaud, and Nathaniel Parr.
Some plates with parallel titles in French.
Intended to be issued in parts of twelve plates each, with the first plate of each part also serving as a title page. Only title pages to parts one and two are known. See Adams.
Includes illustrations based on the engravings in Joseph Smith's Nouveau Théâtre de la Grande Bretagne (1707) and John Stow's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster (1720). See Adams.
Adams, B. London illustrated, 26
"Prospects of the most remarkable places in and about the citty of London, neatly engraved, part ye 2d. Veues des toutes les endroites que est plus remarquable aussi bien celles dans le ville de Londre que d'alentour, grave fort curieusement, parte l'2de. Printed & sold by H. Overton & J. Hoole at ye White Horse without Newgate, London."--Leaves [13-27], with engraved section title.
"Views in London and Westminster = Vues en Londres & Westminster. Printed & sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London."--Leaves [28-70], with caption title.
"Vues diverses des villages pres de Londres. London : Printed for & sold by Heny. Overton at the White Horse without Newgate & Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Land, Fleet Street, 1752."--Leaves [72-83], with caption title.
"Divers views of villages, noblemens & gentlemens houses bridges, scituated on & near the River Thames from Gravesend to Twickenham. Printed for Robt. Sayer, at the Golden Buck, opposite Fetter-Lane, Fleetsteet & Heny. Overton without Newgate."--Leaves [84-103], with caption title.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled mottled calf; with gilt edges. Armorial bookplates: Hermann Marx; Coningsby Disraeli Esq., M.P.; Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledeclune and Morar Baronet. Bound with: [Four sporting prints]. [London] : Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil, [between 1754 and 1764].
A collection of views of London and Westminster published by Henry Overton, probably all between 1739 and 1753. The collection is almost certainly unique and represents the compiled output of multiple publications, the most significant being Prospects of the most remarkable places in and about the citty of London, a work first published by Overton between 1820 and 1830. The first 70 engravings in the present volume presumably come from Prospects--Adams records a copy at the Guildhall library containing 74 plates.
Subject Terms:
Disraeli, Coningsby -- Bookplate.
Fraser, William Augustus, Sir -- Bookplate.
Hoole, J., -- Printer.
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
London (England) -- Pictorial works.
Maxx, Hermann -- Bookplate.
Saint James's Park (London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Thames River (England) -- Pictorial works.
Twickenham (London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Vauxhall Gardens (London, England) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Westminster (London, England) -- Buildings, structures, etc -- Pictorial works.
Westminster (London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1739-1753.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Overton, Henry, 1675 or 1676-1751, publisher.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
Bowles, John, 1701-1779, engaver.
Cole, B. (Benjamin), engraver.
Couse, J., engraver.
Loveday, T., engraver.
Boitard, Louis-Philippe, active 1733-1770, illustrator.
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, 1710?-1771?, illustrator.
Labelye, Charles, 1705-1781?, illustrator.
Maurer, John, active 1713-1761.
Parr, Nathaniel, -1751.
Rigaud, Jacques, 1681-1754, illustrator.
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