Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

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William Tombleson’s ‘Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway’ is one of the classic illustrated books of the river. It was first issued in parts and was announced in the October 1834 issue of the ‘Monthly Literary Advertiser’ as being complete. The book proved extremely popular. All but four of the views were drawn by Tombleson himself, a number are engraved by Henry Winkles but many others were involved. Despite this there is a nice uniform decorative design quality to them all. Adams (1983) no. 178; Cohen (1985) pp.184-185.

Tombleson's Thames

Tombleson & Compy., London, c.1835
Quarto (275 x 210 mm.), later half calf, marbled paper boards, ornate blind ruling, spine with raised bands and gilt title calf label. With engraved title page, engraved dedication to Henry Brougham, pp. (iv), 84 and 80 steel engraved views bound at the end, with original tissue guards, some light foxing as usual, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 9343


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