Prospects of Coventry England Birds-eye views 1765 rare antique engraved print
$ 98.00

The Prospect of Conventre from Warwick Roade on the South Side of the Citye & The Prospect of the it Upon Leicester Roade, on the North Side of the City

(Conventry, England)

Issued 1765, Coventry by J.Jones / Dugdale

Rare original antique engraved prospect view print.

The early city skyline is seen in profile from a panoramic distant perspective.

In Fair to Good [or better] condition: displays moderate age toning as typical, scattered small spotting and moderate soiling, left side margin very narrow & browned plus backed long ago with matching old paper, bottom left corner blank margin below neatline cut narrower as issued to facilitate folding of the view into the rare original book in which it appeared; overall the image remains clean and very attractive---

please inspect visual scan closely and note the zoom feature which allows for close inspection- it forms a central part of the description--[note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].

Great image entirely worthy of an album or hanging for display. A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era. Likely a view best enjoyed by the advanced or knowledgable collector.

The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting and scarce historic topographical image.

Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.

Sheet measures c. 12 1/8" W x 6 1/4" H.

Engraved area measures c. 11 1/2" W x 4 3/8" H.

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 397*