A birds-eye view
- London in the Reign of Queen Victoria.
- WHITTOCK, Nathaniel and Edmund WALKER
- Lloyd Brothers & Co., 96 Gracechurch Street,
- Publication place
- Publication date
- January 1st, 1859.
- 1200 by 340mm (47.25 by 13.5 inches).
Long tinted lithographic panorama marked as Proof in the stone, wide margins; restorations to folds.
Proofs, early impressions on better paper, were priced at £2 2s, double the price of an ordinary print. Nathaniel Whittock made the drawings for this panoramic birds-eye view as from above Southwark. 'Though by what means could in that locality have attained such an elevation that enabled him to draw his plan,we are at a loss to conceive' marvelled a contemporary writer in the Art Journal (vol. V, p. 128). Edmund Walker transferred Whittock's drawing onto stone and the leading lithographers of the day printed it.