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A Latin version of Aveline's view of London

Title
Londinum Londinum Urbs Praecipua Regni Angliae.
Author
[Anonymous]
Publication place
[Italy,
Publication date
c1687-1730].
Dimensions
Image: 395 by 510mm (15.5 by 20 inches). Sheet: 430 by 555mm (17 by 21.75 inches).
Price
£1,500
Reference
12426

Description

Copper engraving.

Notes

A Latin version of Pierre Aveline's view of London. Although the title cartouche has been changed, the engraver has not changed the tower of St Paul's Cathedral to its post-Fire state. Although it is intended to represent contemporary, eighteenth century London, it still shows the Elizabethan theatres in Bankside.

Scouloudi records this as a variant of the view published by Antoine Aveline (1691-1743) in the early eighteenth century, but she does not record the copy published by his father, Pierre Aveline. The present example could therefore be a variant on either the father's or the son's.

Bibliography

Scouloudi pp.59-60.