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Beeverell antique print of Customs House in London c1727

Beeverell antique print of Customs House in London c1727

by Beeverell, James

Antique Engraving of La Douane, ou Costume House (Customs House) in London.

Original fine copperplate-engraved view of a elegantly designed building, for Les Delices de la Grand Bretagne et de l'Irlande, Ouvrage tres utile et tres curieux which translates roughly as "Estates of Great Britain and Ireland, Useful and Curious Works". This exquisite little engraving (with later fine hand-tinting with watercolour) is printed on watermarked paper with two vertical fold marks, for a pocket edition by James Beeverell published in 1727 by prominent mapmaker of Leyden, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), reducing the grand views of eminent topographical draughtsman Johannes Kip (1653-1722) for “Britannia Illustrata, ... Nobility or Gentry of Great Britain”, published in London circa 1708.

Plate size 13cm x 16cm (5" x 6.5") Page size 6" x 8".

Stock Number: apvUK.B896Price: $132.00

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