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Wilkinson, Robert, Theatre in Ayliff Street, Londina Illustrata, published [1808] Oct 1813, $125.00

 

“S.E. View of the Theatre in Ayliff Street Goodman’s Field and its Environs”

Robert Wilkinson was an early 19th century English printseller and publisher who produced a number of lovely detailed views of London landmarks. This engraving was included in his two volume work entitled Londina Illustrata:Graphic and Historical memorials …in the cities and suburbs of London and Westminster,. Wilkinson began work on his book in 1808 and completed it in 1825.  At the time these engravings were much prized by collectors. Wonderful references to 18 and 19th century English theatres.

Uncolored copperplate engraving
13 x 10 ¼ inches sheet
excellent condition.