A birds-eye view
By WHITTOCK, Nathaniel; and Edmund WALKER , 1859

London in the Reign of Queen Victoria.

British Isles London
  • Author: WHITTOCK, Nathaniel; and Edmund WALKER
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Lloyd Brothers & Co., 96 Gracechurch Street
  • Publication date: January 1st, 1859.
  • Physical description: Long tinted lithographic panorama marked as Proof in the stone, wide margins; restorations to folds.
  • Dimensions: 1200 by 340mm (47.25 by 13.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1574


Proofs, early impressions on better paper, were priced at £2 2s, double the price of an ordinary print. Nathaniel Whittock made the drawings for this panoramic birds-eye view as from above Southwark. ‘Though by what means could in that locality have attained such an elevation that enabled him to draw his plan,we are at a loss to conceive’ marvelled a contemporary writer in the Art Journal (vol. V, p. 128). Edmund Walker transferred Whittock’s drawing onto stone and the leading lithographers of the day printed it.