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Antiquities of Westminster; the Old Palace; St. Stephen's Chapel, (now the House of Commons).
Containing 246 engravings of topographical objects, of which 122 no longer remain.


by John T. Smith
Published by John Thomas Smith, London (1804–1809)

Original 200-year-old engravings and etchings, some aquatint or mezzotint, and some hand-coloured
Sheet size: approximately 11 x 13.375 inches (approx. 28 x 34 cm)

Burlington House, Piccadilly

Burlington House, Piccadilly
as it appeared about 1720

$55

View of part of Westminster, taken from the Reservoir in the Green Park

View of part of Westminster,
taken from the Reservoir in the Green Park

$55

View of part of Westminster, taken from the Reservoir in the Green Park

View of Westminster,
taken taken upon the Thames,
at the period of the building of the bridge

$250

framed in an antiqued-gold solid wood frame, with a fawn-coloured mat
please pardon reflection on the glass in photo

The engraving itself is rather foxed, please see enlargement by clicking on above thumbnail image. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

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View in St. James's Park, looking towards Whitehall

View in St. James's Park, looking towards Whitehall.
From a Drawing in the possession of William Stevenson, Esq., F.A.S.

View in the same.
From a Drawing in the possession of Charles Gower, M.D. one of the physicians to to the Middlesex Hospital.

$45

(light text offsetting)

A picturesque View of St. James's Par, taken from the mall, in front of St. James's Palace

A picturesque View of St. James's Park, taken from the mall, in front of St. James's Palace

$65

The South Prospect of the Old Church of St. Martin in the Fields

The South Prospect of the Old Church of St. Martin in the Fields.
dedicated to St. Martin Confessor and Bishop of Tours. Pulled down in 1721.

The West Prospect of the same church.

The South, or Principal Front of Albermarle House

The South, or Principal Front of Albermarle House, (Originally called Clarendon House:)
From an extremely rare print in the possession of General Dowdeswell, F.A.S., ...

$50

The Front of Northumberland House

The Front of Northumberland House, next the Strand
Copied by Sawyer Junr. from a large Print, Engraved by J. June & Published by T. Jefferys

$50

Entrance to the College Hall &c.

Entrance to the College Hall &c.

Old Palace Yard, Parliament Office, etc.

Old Palace Yard, from the South
from a Drawing in the possession of Thomas Allen, Esq., F.A.S.

North West View of the Tower, now the Parliament Office

South West View of the Tower, now the Parliament Office

$55

Westminster Hall

Ciutatis Westmonasteriensis pars.

Sala Regalis cum Curia West -monastery vulgo Westminster haal

The uppermost view is from a drawing by JC Keirinox; and is particularly mentioned by Lord Orford, in his Anecdotes of Painting. The middle and the lowermost views are from the original etchings by Hollar, before the plates were shortened. (From the numerous works of that most meritorious artist; now in the possession of Mr. Robert Grave.)

Aula Domus Arrundeliana Londini

Aula Domus Arrundeliana Londini
Septentrionem versus

London from ye top of Arundell House

Aula Domus Arrundeliana Londini
Meridiemem versus

These views are copied by Richd. Sawyer from very rare etchings in his superior collection of Hollar's works belonging to Mr. Robert Grave, by whom they were kindly communicated, for the enrichment of this work.

$55

Garden Stairs, White Hall, White Hall Stairs, Lork House, etc.

Garden Stairs, White Hall, White Hall Stairs, Lork house, Durham house, Iny lane, Bedford house

Burley house, Haroue on the hill, Savoy, Somerset house, Arondel house, Essex staires, Whitfryers stairs

These copies are from portions of an extremely rare print by Visscher, the apparent circumstances of which evince it to to have been taken early in the reign of King James 1st, may years prior to Hollar's time. For the loan of this very curious relic the publisher is indebted to the liberality of John Dent, Esq., M.P. & F.A.S.; in whose magnificent library it it deposited. The lowermost view is the more extensively interesting as it exhibits the manner of a Royal procession by water of which it is apprehended no delineation of an earlier date in now extant.

$50

Veue et Perspectiue du Palais du Roy d'Angleterre a Londres qui s'apelle Whitehall

Veuë et Perspective du Palais du Roy d'Angleterre a Londres qui s'apelle Whitehall

Taken from a rare print in the superb collection of Alexander Hendras Sutherland, Esq. who obligingly permitted this copy to be made for the benefit of the publisher.

Israel Silvestre
Born 1621. Died 1691.


$60

The Savoy, from the River Thames

The Savoy, from the River Thames

Reduced from a view taken by G. Vertue in 1736, and published by the Society of Antiquaries in 1750

$60

Part of the East-side of the House of Lords

Part of the East-side of the House of Lords: (the Council-Chamber of our early Kings)

This view displays a precise delineation of the style of architecture in the reign of K. Hen III. as exemplified by a window erected at that period.

South side of the House of Commons, from the roof of the Painted Chamber

South side of the House of Commons, from the roof of the Painted Chamber

$45

St. Stephen's Chapel views, Painted Chamber views

N.E. View of the Bell Tower of St. Stephen's Chapel

Inside View of the same Bell Tower

E. View of Westminster Hall, from one of the uppermost Rooms at the Speaker's

S.E. View of the same Bell Tower, taken from the House of Commons

Internal View of S. door of the Chapel under St. Stephen's

Central door at the E. end of the Painted Chamber

East end of Painted Chamber

North side of Painted Chamber

$55

Inside of the Painted Chamber as it was in the Year 1800 before the old tapestry was removed

Inside of the Painted Chamber as it was in the Year 1800 before the old tapestry was removed

$45

Cellar, House of Lords, Prince's Chamber

Views of the four sides of a Cellar under the old House of Lords

East end of the Prince's Chamber

South side of the Prince's Chamber

$45

House of Lords, Prince's Chamber, Bishops robing-room

North-east views of the old House of Lords, the Prince's Chamber with the Bishop's robing room &c., taken from the ruins of Mr. Blackerby's house Oct. 12, 1807.

South East views of the Prince's Chamber and the old House of Lords, taken May 10, 1809.

$60

North east, south east south side St. Stephen's Chapel

North East corner of St. Stephen's Chapel.

South East corner of the same Chapel.

Part of the South side of the same Chapel.

$50

A geometrical view of St. Stephen's Chapel

A geometrical view of St. Stephen's Chapel, as it appeared before the alterations in 1806 & after Mr. Sandby's view, which was taken about 1755.

$50

South-West View of the old Horse-Guards
(aquatint)

South-West View of the old Horse-Guards. Engraved from a Drawing bby Canaletti, liberally communicated to the Publisher, for the enrichment of his work, by George Hibbert, Esq., F.A.S.

$50

View of Westminster, taken from Tothill-Fields
(aquatint)

View of Westminster, taken from Tothill-Fields

$65

View of Westminster, taken from Lambeth Stairs
(aquatint)

View of Westminster, taken from Lambeth Stairs

$65

View of the southern extremity of Thieving Lane
(aquatint)

View of the southern extremity of Thieving Lane (of late called Bow Street) through which the Felons were conveyed to the Gate-house, which stood at the Eastern end of Tothill Street. The inhabitants are of the lowest order, & aggravate, by their numbers, that nuisance which the filthiness of their persons & the narrowness of the avenues had already created.

$60

Broken Cross
(aquatint)

A View of Broken Cross, formerly so called, situate [sic] at the Southern extremity of Thieving Lane (alias Bow Street) & partly over-hanging old Song Ditch, which now forms Princes Street. These very ancient and shabby buildings completely intercept a grand, North west view of Westminster Abbey.


View of Westminster from the East
(aquatint)

View of Westminster from the East


View of The Savoy, Somerset House and the Water entrance to Cuper's Garden
(aquatint)

View of The Savoy, Somerset House and the Water entrance to Cuper's Garden
From a picture in the Collection of The Rev. Philip Duval, D.D. & F.A.S.


$65

Grounds south of Westminster
(aquatint)

A View of the Grounds on the South of Westminster, including the Timber-Yard on Millbank, with Tothill Fields in the Distance.


$50

The South West View of Little Dean's Yard
(aquatint)

The South West View of Little Dean's Yard, taken from an Upper Window at The Rev. Mr. Douglas's.
This exhibits a part of Doctor Bell's house, with its Porch, said to be built by Inigo Jones, also, the South entrance to the Cloisters, & the entrance to Westminster School with its Porch, & above it, in the middle of the South end of the School, showing its line of direction to Westminster Abbey.


South East View of the entrances to the Little Sanctuary
(aquatint)

South East View of the entrances to the Little Sanctuary & to Theiving Lane, from King Street...


$50

The Water Front of the Buildings on the Eastern side of the New Palace Yard
(aquatint)

The Water Front of the Buildings on the Eastern side of the New Palace Yard.


$50

A View of the Little Sanctuary, from the West End
(aquatint)

A View of the Little Sanctuary, from the West End.


$50

A View of Westminster, taken from the Mill-Bank
(aquatint)

A View of Westminster, taken from the Mill-Bank.


$60

The North Front of Somerset House
(aquatint)

The North Front of Somerset House.
Reduced from a large print, drawn, etched & published by W. Moss in 1777. For the loan of the above mentioned print the Publisher is obliged to William Packer, Esq.


$60

Internal View of Somerset House
(aquatint)

Internal View of Somerset House.
Reduced from a large print, drawn, etched & published by W. Moss in 1777. For the loan of the above mentioned print the Publisher is obliged to William Packer, Esq.


$60

The Entrance to Westminster School
(aquatint)

The Entrance to Westminster School.

A South-View of Westminster, from Mill-Bank: where the King's Scholars-Pond Sewer empties itself into the Thames
(aquatint)

A South-View of Westminster, from Mill-Bank: where the King's Scholars-Pond Sewer empties itself into the Thames.

$50

The North-West View of Westminster Hall, &c.
(aquatint)

The North-West View
of Westminster Hall, &c.
— drawn at the bow window of the King's Arms Tavern, in New Palace Yard...

Whitehall Gateway with additions
(aquatint)

Whitehall Gateway with additions, as intended to have been erected at Windsor. From a drawing by T. Sandby, Esq., R.A., now in the possession of Mr. John Manson, bookseller.

$60
(slight text offsetting)

A Perfect Description of the Firework in Convent Garden
(aquatint)

A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performd at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitants of the Parish for ye joyfull return of His Matie. from His Conquest in Ireland Sept. 10, 1690. From a rare print communicated to the publisher by General Dowdewell, F.A.S.

$50

Buildings on the Eastern side of New Palace Yard
(aquatint)

Buildings on the Eastern side of New Palace Yard.

$50

North-East View of the entrance to Thieving Lane, from King Street...
(aquatint)

North-East View of the entrance to Thieving Lane, from King Street...

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