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"Devil's Acre"

Title
Vue Générale de Londres Prise au dessus du Park St James.
Author
FICHER, Charles after FICHOT Ch[arles]; [printed by] BECQUET
Publisher
Ledot Jerome, 168 rue de Rivoli, Grand Hotel du Louvre,
Publication place
Paris,
Publication date
[after 1852].
Dimensions
Image: 412 by 605mm. (16.25 by 23.75 inches). Sheet: 543 by 730mm. (21.5 by 28.75 inches).
Price
£2,500
Reference
12455

Description

Lithograph.

Notes

Fichot's print is broadly based upon Appert's c1850 birds'-eye view (items 32-35). The main difference is the addition of Victoria Street, built in 1851, partly on the site of a slum dubbed "Devil's Acre" by Charles Dickens.

Charles Fichot (1817-1903) was a French lithographer, who settled in Paris in 1852, giving an approximate date for the print.