CLARK, John. The Panorama of the Thames from London to Richmond... and A General View of London. London: Samuel Leigh, [1829].

$ 12,500.00

The Panorama of the Thames from London to Richmond, exhibiting every Object on both Banks of the River, with a Concise Description of the Most Remarkable Places and A General View of London.

Exceptionally fine folding aquatint panorama with original hand colour in full of the Thames from London to Richmond, 46 sheets joined (8 4/8 x 705 inches, plus engraved imprint, 8 4/8 x 4 inches), tipped-in to original green cloth covers, thick red paper wallet, with corresponding panorama of the View of London from the Adelphi, 3 sheets joined (8 4/8 x 66 4/8 inches), printed paper labels on each wallet. Original publisher's green cloth, large illustrated printed paper label on the front cover (rubbed, lacking ties).

Provenance: with the near contemporary ownership inscription of Alice Bertha Clark on the printed label for the panorama of the Thames and on the front cover.

A magnificent panorama of the Thames showing every landmark on both sides of the 15-mile stretch of river from Westminster Bridge to Petersham Meadows in Richmond. At the time the The Literary Gazette called it “a very clever and entertaining publication”, adding that “seated on deck with Mr Leigh’s panoramic plan on our knees, we may, as we glide along the silver Thames, become still more intimately and accurately acquainted with the various natural and artificial beauties by which its banks are embellished, and on which no one can gaze without pleasure.” Abbey Life 494.