Being number 1 of a series of views of the principal capitals in Europe. London: Supplement to The Illustrated London News, June, 6, 1846. Oblong. 380 x 1080mm. A very good copy of a magnificent item. Framed and glazed. Scarce.
Founded by Herbet Ingram The Illustrated London News was the world’s first illustrated weekly news magazine; its inaugural issue appeared on Saturday, 14 May 1842. The publication utilised a wide selection of woodblock engravings to depict important events of the day. The magnitude of the view allows for considerable detail to be shown including ships on the Liffey and even individual figures discernible on the dockside and in the city’s parks and gardens.
A magnificent birds-eye view of the capital with key to the panorama listing 153 locations. Key to buildings in superior facsimile on verso of frame.