(PANORAMA). ~ Grand Panorama of London and the River Thames. 18 Feet in length. [London]: ‘sold by Azulay, Thames Tunnel, [c. 1850]
Woodcut panorama on 6 joined sheets (152 × 5530 mm), folded and mounted at right hand end in contemporary red cloth boards (lettered in gilt ‘Historical Scenes from English History’), with part of original printed yellow wrapper with title forming the front pastdedown. Some dust soiling and dispersed spotting, one opening with rather crude pale yellow colouring, folds a little worn (two neatly repaired at verso).
A well-known London panorama from Western Stone Wharf by the New Palace of Westminster to the Royal Victualling Office at Deptford Dockyard in two long views. The buildings at Westminster show the Houses of Parlaiment as they are today, but before the building of St. Stephen’s tower (Big Ben) in 1859. The publisher, Bondy Azulay, occupied several booths beside the Thames Tunnel, then under construction, selling a wide range of London souvenirs including panoramas and peepshows.