South East Prospect of Westminster


The Thames is bustling in this King’s Topographical Collection prospect of Westminster, taken from the balcony of Somerset House overlooking the river. Boats of all varieties can be seen plying its waters to move stocks and passengers to north and south of the metropolis and further afield to the east and west. Westminster Bridge, just-completed at the time this print was published, can be seen in the distance.

Full title:
The South East Prospect of Westminster, from Somerset house to Westminster Bridge
1 June 1750, London
John Bowles
Etching / Engraving / View
Thomas Bowles, Thomas Mellish
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Public Domain
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British Library
Maps K.Top.21.44.b.

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