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Your search for posts with tags containing Cityscapes found 11 posts

The curiosities of London

Title: The curiosities of London : containing a descriptive and entertaining sketch of the British metropolis : for the amusement of youth / ornamented with numerous superb engravings. Publication: London : Printed for T. Tegg, No. 11, Cheapside ; Edinburgh...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 May 2022

Vue perspective du Couvent Garden

A perspective view, or vues d’optique, of the Covent Garden Market, looking towards Inigo Jones’s St. Paul’s Church, which is situated slightly to the right of center; in the foreground are shown vendors, carriages, pedestrians and other...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Dec 2018

Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

A view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814

“View on the Thames during the 1814 Frost Fair; tents erected on the ice; people making merry in tents around fire or on the ice outside; street traders selling goods at fair; a man playing skittle in foreground, figures slipping or falling through...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2016

'A Description of a City Shower' - Jonathan Swift

‘Careful observers may foretell the hour (By sure prognostics) when to dread a shower: While rain depends, the pensive cat gives o’er Her frolics, and pursues her tail no more.’ ‘A Description of a City Shower’ Jonathan...

“A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias...

“A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias Smollett, The Present State of All Nations, Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World (London, 1768), opp. 282; and “A View of Glasgow”,...

1789 Boston "Triumphal Arch & Colonnade"

1789 View of the triumphal arch and colonnade, erected in Boston
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Jul 2013

1789 View of Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts

1789 View of Faneuil-Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.   Massachusetts Magazine
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jul 2013

1789 Providence, Rhode Island

1789 A SouthWest View of the Baptist meeting House, Providence, R.I.
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Jul 2013

1789 View of the seat of his Excellency John Hancock in Boston

1789  Seat of his Excellency John Hancock, Esqr. Boston, Massachusetts Magazine
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Jun 2013

1800 City of Philadelphia by English artist William Russell Birch 1755 - 1834

William Russell Birch (English artist, 1755-1834) The City and Port of Philadelphia on the River Delaware. City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, North America, as it appeared in the Year 1800William Russell Birch (English artist, 1755-1834)...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2013

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