368. Azulay, Bondy Grand Panorama of London and The River Thames, from the Western Stone Wharf, Westminster, to the Royal Victualling Office, Deptford, wood engraving, 135 x 5530mm., continuous strip in 7 sheets, joined, titles below, well preserved, a few spots, mostly towards the beginning, one short tear in the top margin, only, title on green paper label pasted to reverse of left end, with brass eye, on original wooden spool, Azulay, Thames Tunnel, n.d. (c.1850).
est. £500 – £750
This panorama begins with the new Palace of Westminster, dating it after 1840, but before the completion of St Stephen's Tower (Big Ben) in 1859. It must, therefore, differ from Abbey's example (Life, 506), which has the same title and dimensions, but which he dates to c.1830, and begins at Essex Street, approximately 1600mm. into this piece. The address is the same, Thames Tunnel, where Azulay occupied three booths, as the most prolific producer and vendor of 'peep shows' and perspective views.