Grand Panorama of London and the River Thames. 18 Feet in Length. Sold by Azulay, Thames Tunnel (title from cover).

Engraved panorama of the north shore of the Thames running from Western Stone Wharf and the Houses of Parliament all the way to the Deptford Dockyard and the Royal Victualling Office, with sites including Greenwich Pier, Greenwich Hospital, Isle of Dogs, the East India Docks, the London Docks, the Tower of London, London Bridge, St. Paul's, Blackfriars' Bridge, Somerset House, Waterloo Bridge, the Hungerford Suspension Bridge, Westminster Abbey, together with many other buildings, ships, and landmarks. Some creasing, minor toning and foxing, minor marginal tears, overall very good. 6 inches by 18 feet. Mounted on a wooden roller with turned finials, original printed green paper wrapper. London (Azulay) n.d. (circa 1849).

The original engravings that make up this panorama were created around 1843 by Henry Vizetelly, and were first given as a promotional gift to subscribers of the Illustrated London News and then published as four separate supplements in the journal Pictorial Weekly. Readers could join the four parts together to complete their own panorama. This version, and the longest panorama created, was produced and distributed by Bondy Azulay, who was also known for producing "perspective views" and peepshows. Scarce institutionally; as of July 2019, WorldCat locates three holdings of the Azulay edition of the panorama in North American libraries. Book ID: 50061

Price: $1,200.00