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TOMBLESON, William

Panoramic Map of the River Thames

James Reynolds & Sons, London, c.1894
1280 x 260 mm., two sheets joined as issued, in original wash colour, with several folds and backed on linen as issued, folding into original publisher’s green cloth boards (255 x 110 mm.), with ornate blind panelling, central gilt title to upper board, inside cover bears James Reynolds advertisement, light foxing just below the title, otherwise a good example.
The most famous panorama of the River Thames from William Tombleson’s ‘Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway’. The work was announced in the October 1834 issue of the ‘Monthly Literary Advertiser’ as being complete. The river is displayed in great detail highlighting points of interest along its course. It extends from its source in Gloucestershire to the sea and includes the River Medway in Kent. The book proved extremely popular and as such the panorama became the most famous of many. It was updated constantly and is known in at least sixteen different states. This is a lovely example of the tenth state. Refer Adams (1983) no. 178; Burgess Thames 32 state 10; Cohen (1985) pp. 184-185.
Stock number: 9201

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