1280 x 260 mm., two sheets joined as issued, in later? wash colour, with several folds as issued, one small area with paper fault, otherwise a good example.
FIRST STATE of this 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 first state before the addition of any railways. Refer Adams (1983) no. 178; Burgess (2009) Thames 32 state 1; Cohen (1985) pp. 184-185.