Kip, Johannes

1724

Antique birds-eye view of Harwich, England in Essex

SOLD

A Prospect of the Towne and Harbour of Harwich Humbly Dedicated to the Right Honorable Henry Lord Viscount Bullingbrook, one of her Majesties Principall Secretaries of State, Lord Lieutenant of ye County of Essex & Recorder of ye Towne of Harwich.

DESCRIPTION: 

SOLD

Large, very attractive antique engraved birds-eye view of Harwich, England in the county of Essex. Published in 1724 by well-known British engraver Johannes (Jan) Kip.

Legend at bottom is keyed alphabetically to the important features in the view, specifically:
  • A. The Queen's yard and store house
  • B. The Queens Key
  • C. St. Nicholas Church
  • D. The Towne Hall
  • E. The Gate leading to London and the Fire Light house over it
  • F. The Candle Light house
  • G. Landguard Fort
  • H. The harbour behind the Towne and the river leading to Maningtree
  • I. Orvell Station
  • K. The river leading to Ipswitch
  • L. The Pacquett Boat (Packet boat)
  • M. The breakers
  • N. West street
  • O. Shotley Gate house
  • P. Shotley Church
Seller's attribution reads: "Sold by Thomas Taylor at the Golden Lyon near the Horn Tavern, Fleet Street and by Robert Hulton at the corner of Pall Mall over against the Hay Market St. Jameses.

CREATOR: 

Kip, Johannes

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1724

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

England

BODY OF WATER: 

North Sea

CONDITION: 

Very good.  A fine impression with no major condition issues. Slight, appropriate, even, age toning.

COLORING: 

None

ENGRAVER: 

Kip

SIZE: 

22 " x 19 "

PRICE: 

$

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