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HOLLAR, Wenceslaus (1606--1677)
[Prospects of London and Westminster. c. 1800?]
[Hollar's Prospects of London and Westminster.]
[London]:, [Laurie & Whittle?],, [c. 1800?].
8 pl. ; 34.5 cm. (2º)

First published in 1647. Though published as a series no title was issued. These are late impressions on wove paper without watermark, possibly printed by the printsellers Laurie & Whittle at the turn of the nineteenth century to supply the demand for grangerizing copies of Pennant's London (q.v.). See B. Adams, London illustrated (London 1983), no. 5, pp. 9--10.

Copy Notes This copy includes an extra unnumbered, unsigned plate of Whitehall showing Inigo Jones's Banqueting House and the Holbein Gate demolished 1759, inscribed in pencil ? Silvester. Bought from Priestley & Weale for 6s. on 22 December 1828. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.10). Inscribed in pencil in later hand on front free endpaper Hollars Engraved Views (9) of Old London. 1647.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards. Probably bound by Edwin Hutchinson.

Reference Number 2479

Additional Names Hutchinson, Edwin

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