Bridges & Tunnels

Bridges & Tunnels

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Proposed cast iron bridge across the Thames by Thomas Telford and Mr Douglas 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Mess’rs Telford and Douglass’s elevations of the two designs , for the portion of the bridge which would come between the fronts of the wharfs’. The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28the July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 510 x 300 size of sheet 600 x 390

Condition: The plan is in very good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4332  Price: £65.00

Proposed iron bridge across the Thames by Thomas Telford and Mr Douglas 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Mess’rs Telford and Douglass’s plans & elevations of the inclined planes which are to connect their bridge with the wharfs & adjoining streets’.  The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28th July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 490 x 300 size of sheet 580 x 400

Condition: The plan is in very good condition apart from a very small hole just left of the roadway at the top. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4334  Price: £55.00

Proposed iron bridge across the Thames by Thomas Telford and Mr Douglas 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Mess’rs Telford and Douglass’s general elevation of a cast iron bridge , proposed to be erected near St Saviour’s Church in the situation expressed in their general plan, also horizontal sections of the piers taken at several heights from the foundations up to the springing of the arches. likewise a plan of the roadway shewing the manner in which the inclined planes are proposed to be connected with the bridge’. The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28th July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 480 x 300 size of sheet 570 x 400

Condition: The plan is in  good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4335  Price: £55.00

Proposed iron bridge across the Thames by Thomas Telford and Mr Douglas, single span 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Mess’rs Telford and Douglass’s design of a cast iron bridge of a single arch, proposed to be erected across the River Thames, from near St Saviour’s Church, and in line with the Royal Exchange as shewn in their general plan plate IX. Span of the arch 600 feet.The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28th July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 500 x 300 size of sheet 590 x 390

Condition: The plan has some light discolouration and minor creases, otherwise in  good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4336  Price: £55.00

Proposed cast iron bridge across the Thames by Thomas Telford and Mr Douglas, single span 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘A portion of Mess’rs Telford and Douglass’s designed cast iron bridge of a single arch, on an enlarged scale, shewing the structure of the work & the stile of the ornaments’.The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28th July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 510 x 310 size of sheet 590 x 400

Condition: The plan has some light discolouration and some creasing, otherwise in  good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4337  Price: £45.00

Elementary Elevation of New London Bridge 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Elementary Elevation of New London Bridge’ by John Southern. The plan was produced for the Report (1801) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 13 June 1801 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 440 x 290 size of sheet 525 x 420

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4328  Price: £55.00

Mr Wilson’s design for a cast iron bridge to replace London Bridge 1800 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘ Mr Wilson’s Design for a cast iron bridge over the  Thames instead of the present London Bridge 1800’. The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 500 x 300 size of sheet 610 x 470

Condition: The plan has some very light staining, hardly visible, and the top border is a little grubby, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4329  Price: £55.00

Fire proof warehouses London Docks (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘An elevation of fire proof warehouses built on iron pillars to admit carts under them, by R Dodd, Engineer 1800’.

The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 July 1800 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 640 x 350 size of sheet 700 x 440

Condition: The plan has some light staining down the centre and along the left hand fold, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4330  Price: £45.00

Plan and elevation for a proposed bridge across the River Thames by General Bentham 1803 (large & rare)

Description: Early copper plate engraving of ‘Plan and elevation of a bridge designed to exemplify a mode of admitting ships to pass through it at all times without occasioning any interruption to the land communication over it. by General Bentham, Inspector General of the Naval Works of the Admiralty’. 

The plan was produced for the Report (1801) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 3 June 1801 and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 460 x 270 size of sheet 540 x 440

Condition: The plan has some light creasing but otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4331  Price: £55.00

Proposals for Blackfriars Bridge, London

Description: Early copper plate engraving of the proposal for Blackfriars Bridge, London dated 1756. Engraved by Benjamin Cole the picture shows the designs for building a bridge in stone to cross the River Thames from Blackfriars to Southwark. An interesting piece of London history. 

Age: 1756  Size of image (mm): 390 x 310

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, has two vertical folds as issued and is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4109  Price: £45.00

Proposals for Blackfriars Bridge, London

Description: Early copper plate engraving of the proposal for Blackfriars Bridge, London dated 1756. Engraved by Benjamin Cole the picture shows the designs for building a bridge in stone to cross the River Thames from Blackfriars to Southwark. An interesting piece of London history. 

Age: 1756  Size of image (mm): 390 x 310

Condition: The picture, which is uncoloured, has two vertical folds as issued and is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4349  Price: £25.00

Plans for London Bridge in 1746

Description: Very early engraving showing the plans of London Bridge. The plans were drawn by Charles Labelye in 1746. This engraving, by Benjamin Cole, dates from around 1750. An interesting print.  

Age: Circa 1750  Size of image (mm): 380 x 230

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4108  Price: £45.00

London, Blackfriars and Westminster Bridges

Description: Early engraving showing London, Blackfriars and Westminster Bridges. The top two images represent the early London Bridge with houses on it and the present bridge, as of circa 1770. An interesting architectural engraving. 

Age: Circa 1770  Size of image (mm): 290 x 220

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4054  Price: £35.00

South View of Westminster Bridge

Description: Fine early copper plate engraving of ‘A South View of Westminster Bridge’. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys the picture dates from around 1745. Great view of the River Thames with what looks like the Royal Barge in the foreground.  

Age: Circa 1745  Size of image (mm): 200 x 95

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is close trimmed to the left hand side, still suitable for mounting though. Central fold as issued. Sold complete with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4234  Price: £SOLD

A Plan & Elevation of a New Bridge to be built at Black Fryars

Description: Interesting early copper plate engraving of a proposed bridge across the River Thames at Blackfriars. The picture was drawn and engraved for the London Magazine. 

Age: 1756  Size of image (mm): 320 x 160

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in reasonable condition. Folds as issued.  Sold complete with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4235  Price: £28.00

Works of the Strand Bridge, London 

Description: Interesting early engraving ‘Works of the Strand Bridge’ by George Cooke from ‘Cooke’s Thames Scenery’ published in 1822. The image is after Edward Blore and offers an insight into bridge building on the River Thames. 

Age: 1822  Size of image (mm): 170 x 120

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4251  Price: £28.00

Opening of Waterloo Bridge 1817 

Description: Interesting early engraving ‘Opening of Waterloo Bridge on the 18th June 1817 as seen from the Corner of Cecil Street in the Strand’. Engraved by George Cooke after R R Reinagle, the picture comes from ‘Cooke’s Thames Scenery’ published in 1822. Stunning image which will look superb framed.

Age: 1822  Size of image (mm): 210 x 120

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4252  Price: £28.00

London Bridge 1814 

Description: Early engraving of London Bridge, engraved by William Bernard Cooke after S Owen, the picture comes from ‘Cooke’s Thames Scenery’ published in 1822.

Age: 1822  Size of image (mm): 180 x 115

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4254  Price: £28.00

Blackfriars Bridge 1799

Description: Original aquatint of Blackfriars Bridge published in 1799 by Samuel Ireland. Super view of the working River Thames with sailing barges in the foreground. 

Age: 1799  Size of image (mm): 165 x 110

Condition: The picture, which has original hand colouring, is in very good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4045  Price: £28.00

The Thames Tunnel, Rotherhithe (reprint)

Description: Later copy of quite a rare image originally published by H Teape & Son at Tower Hill. An interesting piece of London history.

Age: Circa 1980’s maybe earlier.   Size of image (mm): 270 x 250

Condition: The picture, which is is a re-strike but still quite rare, has some light creasing but generally in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4216  Price: £18.00

Islington Tunnel

Description: Copper plate engraving ‘Mouth of the Tunnel on the Regent’s Canal, Islington’. Engraved by T Bonner and published in the Gents Magazine in 1817. 

Age: 1817   Size of image (mm): 170 x 100

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition.

Ref: 4046  Price: £20.00

Westminster Bridge

Description: Fine quality steel engraving of Westminster Bridge across the River Thames, London. Published by Tombleson & Co for Tombleson’s ‘Eighty Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway’. Not a first edition print but most likely published around 1840. 

Age: Circa 1845  Size of image (mm): 150 x 105

Condition: The image, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4180  Price: £25.00

London Bridge

Description:

Age: Circa 1785
Size of image (mm): 200 x 180
Condition: 10012
Status: 10012
Ref: 10012
Price: £35.00

The Opening of London Bridge

Description: Super image of the opening of the new London Bridge around 1827. Engraved by T A Prior after C Stanfield, a vibrant image of a bustling River Thames.

Age: Circa 1840  Size of image (mm): 260 x 165

Condition: The picture, which has later hand colouring, has some slight marks around the border but otherwise in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4070  Price: £30.00

The Opening of London Bridge

Description: Great image titled ‘New London Bridge, with the Lord Mayor’s procession passing under the unfinished arches, Nov 1827’. Engraved by T Higham after Thomas Shepherd.

Age: Circa 1830  Size of image (mm): 150 x 90

Condition: The image, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4069  Price: £20.00

The Building of London Bridge

Description: Super image of the Fishmongers Hall with the construction of London Bridge in the foreground. Engraved by Bob Roberts after W H Bartlett. The picture comes from Britton’s ‘Picturesque Antiquities of English Cities’.

Age: 1829   Size of image (mm): 200 x 150

Condition: The engraving, which has later hand colouring, is in good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4008  Price: £35.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 560 x 370

Condition: The plan has some discolouration to the top left border, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4348  Price: £25.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 500 x 390

Condition: The plan has some discolouration to the top left border, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4340  Price: £25.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 500 x 390

Condition: The plan has some discolouration to the top left border, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4339  Price: £18.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1801) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 460 x 280

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4342  Price: £25.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1801) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 490 x 240

Condition: The plan has a vertical crease running from top to bottom, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4343  Price: £18.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 390 x 270

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4347  Price: £25.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 390 x 270

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4345  Price: £25.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 390 x 260

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4346  Price: £20.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1800) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 500 x 290

Condition: The plan is in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4344  Price: £20.00

Plans for the proposed improvement of the Port of London 1799-1803 (large & rare).

Description: Early copper plate engraving for the proposals of improvements to the Port of London. The plan was produced for the Report (1799) from the Select Committee upon the improvement the Port of London. 

The report was ordered by the House of Commons  and to be reprinted 1803. Printed by Luke Hansard and engraved by James Basire.  

Age: 1803  Size of image (mm): 470 x 390

Condition: The plan has some discolouration to the top left border, otherwise in good condition. Sold as a loose engraving due to the size of the plate.

Ref: 4341  Price: £18.00

Kew Bridge, River Thames

Description: Fine quality steel engraving of Kew Bridge on the River Thames. Published by Tombleson & Co for Tombleson’s ‘Eighty Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway’.  

Age: Circa 1840  Size of image (mm): 150 x 105, excluding ornate border.

Condition: The image, which has later hand colouring, is in very  good condition. Sold with an ivory mount ready for framing.

Ref: 4249  Price: £22.00