London Westminster Bridge Thames c.1760 city view vue d'optique printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Vue d'Optique Representant.
Prospectuis Pontis Westminster a Septentrione.
Le Pont de Westminster du cote du Nord..
(London city view / Westminster / Lambeth).
Issued Paris, c. 1760-70, by Daumont.
Nice mid-18th century copper engraved urban view print. With original hand color.
Almost folk-art in appearance.
Depicts the London skyline and Westminster Bridge with a profusion of boats, and sailing ships in the foreground and background.
Image has soft old crease down center with closed 2 1/4" split at base (no loss of image). Displays typical signs of handling and time (given these views were intended to be handled, this is normal), blank margins soiled, but still displays a fine patina and visual appeal. The video captures the appearance and any repairs done on the back.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/2"H x 18 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 9 3/4"H x 15"W.