Benjamin Cole (1697-1783)

South Prospect of Somerset House (c. 1753)


24 x 37 cm


Stow’s Survey of London, a ward-by-ward topographical and historical tour of the City of London giving an account of buildings, social conditions and customs, was first published in 1598. Cole’s architectural view of Somerset House illustrates the clean neoclassical proportions for which it is known.

Condition: Trimmed by the binder’s knife within plate marks; some offsetting from facing page; occasional soft creases; generally good.