Five engravings of Regent's Canal, London
1828, taken from Shepherd's Metropolitan Improvements
Here are five engravings showing scenes of London's Regent's Canal, they were published in 1828 and would have been in Thomas Hosmer Shepherd's "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" issued by Jones & Co between 1827 and 1830. They were engraved by F J Havell.
Each engraving measures approx 21 × 14.5cm, though they are trimmed a little unevenly and some more than others. They are in all good condition for age but all have some degree of tanning and foxing. One has two small old wormholes to the right hand margin but these could be easily covered by a mount.
The engravings are:
1. Macclesfield Bridge, Regent's Park (this is the one with the holes),
2. City Basin, Regent's Canal,
3. Junction of the Regent's Canal, at Paddington (this one trimmed more than the others),
4. The Double Lock & east Entrance to the Islington Tunnel, Regent's Canal,
5. Entrance to the Regent's Canal, Limehouse.
A nice set with some wear.
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