1809 Wilkinson Large Antique Print View of River Thames & Somerset House, London

Cartographer :Robert Wilkinson

  • Title : Somerset House in its Original State With the Various Buildings on the Banks of the River Thames as far as Westminster...October 1809...Rob Wilkinson
  • Date : 1809
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  92599
  • Size: 18in x 12 1/2in (460mm x 320mm)

This fine large finely copper-plate engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique print of the Thames River at Somerset House in central London was published by Robert Wilkinson 11th of October 1809, the date is engraved at the foot of the print.

Text below the title goes into some detail of the view quote ...Buildings in the distance are Whitehall and Westminster Abbey opposite to which are Lambeth Church and Palace. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Definitions:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 18in x 12 1/2in (460mm x 320mm)
Plate size: - 17in x 12in (435mm x 305mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - Plate-mark re-enforced with archival tape left margin
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The building, on the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the east and west in 1831 and 1856 respectively. The East Wing forms part of the adjacent Strand campus of King\'s College London