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Chapter One

It seems like a long time since I last added anything to this blog, and even longer since I finished my PhD.

I’ve decided that I might as well put the Word documents online, as it saves people having to email me to ask for copies.

The first chapter is available at this link.

In some ways it is quite a narrow PhD thesis. It examines the fact that17th-century printsellers placed advertisements for portrait prints in newspapers at times when the sitters were in the news. But it is also a very broad piece of work. It takes in a huge slice of current affairs from the the 1660s up to 1714. It also touches on the fact that portrait prints were certainly not the only consumer goods to be marketed in conjunction with news events.

Print Publishers’ Catalogues

If you go to either the library of the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art in Bloomsbury (London) or the Prints&Drawings Department in the British Museum nearby you can see a collection of photocopies of catalogues issued by 17th and 18th century London printsellers.

Unfortunately I don’t have a full transcription on my computer to show you, but maybe these notes will help until you can get hold of the real thing. (Note: See Antony Griffiths’ article “A Checklist of Catalogues of British Print Publishers c.1650-1830,” Print Quarterly, 1 (1984), for the locations of the original catalogues)

(In these personal notes I divided the products listed in the catalogues into categories such as books, copybooks etc… then listed them under each publisher’s name. Some parts of these notes may be too muddled for you to understand.)

Books: Robert Walton
1. A most excellent Book; wherein you have a Cosmographical and Geographical Description of the whole World; And a Chronology of the most eminent Persons, and things that have been since the Creation to this present: With a Table which supplies the use of an Almanack for ever; the which is very useful for all men. Walton 1660
2. A Book called a Guide to the Art of Drawing. Walton 1660
3. Porters Cosmographical and Geographical Description of the whole World Robert Walton 1674
4. the Gentlemans Accomplishments in 2 parts Robert Walton 1674

Books: Thomas Jenner 1662

1. Albert Durer, Draw book
2. Sebastin Shurley
3. Perspective and Geometry
4. The 5 Culloms of Hans Bloome
5. Book of the Names of all the Market-Towns in England, and in what Hundreds they lye.
6. Book of the Sea-coasts of England with 2 Plots in it.
7. Book of the Globe with a Map of the World in it.
8. Book Treating of the Soul, in verse or in prose.
9. A short Method of Physick, shewing all the diseases incident to the Body, with the Causes and the Cures of them.
10. Book of the path of life, and the wayes leading to the Chambers of Death.
11. Book of the ten Commandments, shewing who brake them, and how they were punished with death; with the duties required and the sins forbidden in every Commandement.
12. A Book of Fruits and Flowers, shewing what they are good for, either meat or medicine
13. A Book of the 12 Moneths; A pleasant and profitable discourse of every action, whether for Labour or Recreation.
14. A Book and Mapp of Europe, shewing how to find out any Towne by the Longitude and the Latitude.
15. A Book called Divine Mysteries, or 31 spirituall Emblems.
16. A Book of the World, both Continents and Islands, shewing in what Longitude and Latitude they lye.
17. A Book of Postures of Souldry, giving the words of Command, and shewing how to performe them.
18. A Book of the History of the Kings of England, shewing how long they reigned, and what eminent things they did in their time.
19. A Book of the Foundation of Oxford and Cambridge
20. Emblems Satyricall and Epigrammatical by Talor the Water-Poet.???????
21. Some map books below
22. A Book of the old and new names of Europe
23. A Book of Birds and Beasts

Books Arthur Tooker 1675
1. Ars Pictoria, being the best book extant in English for Drawing, collected by Mr Alexander Browne

Books John Sturt 1717
1. Rules and Examples of Perspective
2. Treatise of the Five Orders
3. A Compleat History of the Holy Bible
4. The Orthodox Communicant
5. A View of the Pontificate
6. The Passion of our Saviour
7. The Whole Gospel of S.Matthew and Part of S.Mark
8. Two New Setts of Cuts for the Common Prayer
9. New Drawing Book
10. The Proportions of the Human Body
Copybooks: Robert Walton

1. A Copy Book, called an ease for the writing Schoolmaster, and the yougmans tutor, and all other Copy Books that are commonly used in England. Robert Walton 1659
2. Also, several sorts of Coppy-Books, as [Fair Writings Store-house] and a small one called, An ease for the Writing School-master, & c. Robert Walton 1660
3. The Pens Triumph; Containing Variety of Examples of all Hands practised in this Nation, according to the present mode Robert Walton 1666
4. The Pens Transcendency; Or, Fair Writings Store-house: Furnished with Examples of all the Curious Hands in England, and the Nations adjacent: They were both invented, Written, and Engraven by Mr Edward Cotker and the last is the largest Book that ever he wholly made and containeth above thirty pieces Curiously cut in Copper, besides the Directions, and Explanations of the Scheme which comprehends the whole Body, and mystery of fair writings and of making knots and Flourishes. Robert Walton 1666
5. School-pastime for Children, a Book to learn them to read and to spell true English right, Natural Arithmetick, the Countrey School-Master, these 3 by Doctor Newton. Robert Walton 1674
6. Fair Writings Storehouse, the Pens Triumph, the Pens Celeritie, the Young Lawyers Writing-Master, the first the largest that Mr Edw.Corker ever made, and all 4 are his doing wholly Robert Walton 1674
7. the Pens Facility, the Pens Paradise Robert Walton 1674

Copybooks: Thomas Jenner 1662
1. Copy-Bookes of all sorts

Copybooks John Overton 1667
1. These are Copy-Books. The Writing Schoolmaster, or the Anatomy of Fair Writing wherein is expressed each several Character, together with other Rules coincident to the Art of fair and speedy Writing by John Davies of Hereford 1667 1669
2. A Copy-Book containing variety of Examples of all the most curious Hands written, with the Breaks of each Letter, with the 3 usual and most necessary hands of our Nation, by Martin Billingsley Master in Writing 1667 1669
3. Billingsley in small 1667 1669
4. The Penmans Recreation, containing Examples of fair and speedy Writing, of excellent use for all such as aim at perfection therein by James Hodar 1667 1669
5. A Copy-Book of the usual Hands written in England by Mr Johnson 1667 1669
6. Arts Glory, or the Penman’s Treasury, containing various Examples of Secretary, Text, Roman and Italian Hands, adorned with curious Knots and Flourishes;
7. also a Receipt for Ink, and to write in Gold, by Edward Cocker
8. The Pens Treasury, containing several Directions very useful, both for the Art of writing true English; with choice experiments for such as practise Pen or Pensil by J.Fisher 1667 1669
9. A Copy-Book containing plain and easie directions to, Fair Writing by Lewis Hughs 1667 1669
10. A Copy-Book or Fair Writing of several Hands used, Published by P.S 1667 1669
11. A Copy Book of the usual Hands written with easie Rules, by which one may learn to write of himself. 1667 1669

Writing material John Garrett 1680
1. Several pieces of flourishes for youths to write pieces in.
2. The New Horn-book, or a Pleasant way to teach young Children to know their Letters. With many other things too many, here to be inserted.

Cards: Thomas Jenner 1662
1. A New sort of Card, teaching Children to spell and read and play with; A small Book of direction to it.
2. A Pack of Knaves. Cards or single-sheet prints

Printed goods for trade Thomas Jenner 1662
1. Blank Bonds
2. Blank bills Peniall
3. Plain Bills
4. 2 Bills of Lading
5. Indentures for Barbados
6. Indentures for London
7. 2 Plates of Borders
8. a Tide Table

Printed goods for trade Arthur Tooker 1675
1. Two Badges or Choice of Signs for Bars and Rooms

Almanacs: Robert Walton
1. Lastly 1 Almanack in a Royal sheet for fifty years Robert Walton 1655 1659
2. An Almanack for fifty years in a large Sheet, with the Pictures of the four Seasons, seven Planets, seven liberal Sciences, four Elements, and four Times of the Day, about it. Robert Walton 1660 1666

Almanacs Thomas Jenner 1662
1. An Everlasting Almanack
2. An Everlasting Almanack

Almanacs Arthur Tooker 1675
1. An Almanack Border with Boys and the Seasons of the Year, invented by Mr Isaac Fuller

Maps: Robert Walton
1. Map with a Description, and a brief chronology of all the remarkable passages and actions that have happened ever since the long Parliament began 1640 to this present year; and this is a most commodious ornament for every man’s house, and therefore you may either have it paper coloured, or not else on cloth, with or without rollers and ledges, or you may have it inlarged with several Pictures, as the 5 Senses, the 4 Seasons, the 4 Elements, and the Cries of London and the Like. Or you may have the Map alone. Robert Walton 1655
2. The Royal Map of England, Scotland and Ireland, with a Cronologie of the wonderful Actions and events, from the beginning of King Charles the I. to the Coronation of King Charles the 2 or the Map alone. Robert Walton 1666
3. The Plain Mans Map of England, Scotland and Ireland, where you may have a particular Description of each Kingdom, and a brief Chronicle of all the wonderful things and Passages, that were done or hapned from the beginning of King Charles the first to this present time Robert Walton 1674
4. Or England, Wales and Ireland by it selfe. Robert Walton 1655
5. Map? One of the 4 parts of the World R.Walton 1655 In 1660 The four parts of the World, in four large Sheets, with (or without Descriptions.
6. Maps of the World with or without description. Robert Walton 1659. In 1660 The Globe or Map of the World, in a large Sheet, with (or without) Descriptions. In Robert Walton 1666 Maps of the World, with or without Descriptions. The Four Parts of the World, with or without Descriptions.
7. A map of England, and Ireland in a royal sheet. Robert Walton 1659 also 1660, 1666
8. The Plainmans map of England, Ireland and Scotland, with a description, and chronology, of all the memorable and considerable passages and actions, that have been therein ever since William the Conqueror, or without descriptions. Robert Walton 1659 Advertised in 1660 with the addition of ‘Wales, and the Isles thereunto belonging,’ A Book wherein are Alphabetical Tables of all Towns in the aforesaid Map, and Directions how to find them wheresoever they lye: Wherein is also a Table of the Roads or High-wayes, and other useful Tables. 1660 see entry above for 1674

9. A map of London and Westminster with a large description of the places and things of note: As also a briefe, but particular description, of the several Companies, and Corporations, that are therein, or without description. Robert Walton 1659 1660
10. A new Book of Maps, being a ready guide to any who is to Travel in any part of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Robert Walton 1659
11. A Book wherein are Alphabetical Tables of all Towns in the aforesaid Map, and Directions how to find them wheresoever they lye: Wherein is also a Table of the Roads or High-wayes, and other useful Tables. Robert Walton 1660 1666
12. A Map of London and Westminster, in two Sheets, without Descriptions. 1660 Robert Walton 1666
13. And there any may be well fitted with several sorts of Maps, either black and white, or in Colour; for the aforesaid Robert Walton, doth not only Print them, but Colour, and sell them likewise. Walton 1660
14. A map? A Description of the several Regions and Countries in the whole World, with a Succinct Chronologie and Relation, of the most Memorable and Observable Actions and Persons, since the Creation to this present: With a particular Respect had to the late wonderful Transactions in these three Kingdoms of Great Brittain and Ireland. Robert Walton 1666
15. Porter’s Cosmograpical and Geographical Description of the whole World, his Alphabetical Tables of England, Scotland and Ireland Robert Walton 1674
16. The Royal Map of England and Wales, where you may have not only a General Description, but also a particular of every Shire, and the Roads likewise Robert Walton 1674
17. A Prospective-Glass, by which you may see all the several Countreys and Isles in the world with a brief Explanation of the same, and a Description in short of each part distinct Robert Walton 1674

Maps: Thomas Jenner 1662
1. A Book of the 6 Mapps of England shewing every small Town & Village
2. A Book called Direction for the English Travailer, shewing the distance of miles from one Towne to another all England over, with a Mapp in it directing what Towns you must passe through to the most eminent Towns in England.
3. Mapps Printed by the same Person
4. A Mapp of the World 2 sheets
5. A Mapp-World 4 sheets
6. England and Ireland 2 sheets
7. A Mapp-World with the Poles in the middle
8. A Mapp of Spaine
9. A Mapp of France
10. A Mapp of Italy
11. A Mapp of the 17 Provinces
12. A Mapp of Germany
13. A Mapp of Europe
14. A Mapp of Scotland.
15. A Mapp of Canaan.
16. A Mapp of Hamp-shire
17. A Mapp of Kent small
18. A Mapp of Middlesex
19. A Mapp of Hartford-shire small
20. Mapp of London, Westminster and Wapping, with all the streets and lanes.

Maps John Garrett 1680
1. A Most exact Map of the World in four sheets with Descriptions at the bottome, and Pictures on the sides: being almost five foot long and above one yard deep, being a fit ornament for a Chimney piece, which being set on Cloath, Coloured and with Rowles and Ledge on it Price 8s.
2. A Map of the World in two sheets with Descriptions.
3. A Map of the North Pole in one large sheet
4. The four Parts of the World, in four several sheet Maps
5. A Map of Spain
6. France
7. Scotland
8. Seventeen Provinces
9. Germany
10. Italy
11. A Book of the Names of all Parishes, Market Towns, Villages, Hamlets, and smallest places in England and Wales in Quarto.
12. The Kingdome of England and Principality of Wales, exactly described with every Shire, and small Towns in every one of them, in six Maps, portable for any Mans pocket with Roads
13. A direction for the English Traveller, by which he may be enabled to travel all about England
14. A Book of the whole world or the Orb Terrestrial, described in four plain Maps, containing all the known and most remarkable Capes, Ports, Bayes, and Isles, Rocks, Rivers, Towns and Cities, &c. in Quarto.
John Overton 1667 Maps
1. A New Map of the World 1667 1669
2. Excellent Maps of the City of London before and since the Fire, in Prospect and Ground Plot. 1667 1669
3. A Map of England. 1667 1669
4. Scotland. 1667 1669
5. Ireland 1667 169
6. France 1667 1669
7. Great Brittain and Ireland in four large sheets, with the Isles adjacent unto them; also the Battels fought in each Kingdom, expressed by Tents 1667 1669
8. Kent in two sheets, with the High-ways from town to town, &c. not done before, &c, 1667 1669
9. [various county maps] 1667 1669
10. A new Map of Virginia, Mary-Land, &c 1667 1669

Print series: types of:Robert Walton

1. A view of the creation, being a Book of birds, beasts, flowers, fruits, flies, worms, and fish conteining 28 leaves. Robert Walton 1659 1660 Very much in little: fitly called Paradice, Eden, or, the whole View of the Creation, in Eight Parts: The which you may have all together; or else any particular Part by it self. 1666 Walton
2. A book of fish, containing ten Plates Robert Walton 1660
3. Much in little in two parts the one Beasts, and the other Birds. And many more which to name here, would be too much. Robert Walton 1666

Robert Walton
1. Another called Orpheus, conteining 9 leaves. Robert Walton 1659 1660
2. Orpheus of 4 plates. Robert Walton 1660

Robert Walton
1. A book of the pictures, of all the Kings and Queens, ever since William the Conqueror. Robert Walton 1659
2. A book containing the pictures, of all the Kings and Queens of England; with a short account of the most remarkable things, happening to, or done by each under them, which are sold single. Robert Walton 1660
3. as also all the Heads of all the Kings and Queens of England, from William the Conqueror to this present Robert Walton 1674

Robert Walton
1. In 1659 Walton 5 Senses of Mr Clein’s doing (1 sheet?) In 1660 Mr Clein’s Book of the five Sences; containing six Plates. Mentioned 5 senses twice in 1660
2. the 7 liberal Sciences of Mr Clein’s doing Robert Walton 1659 In 1660 His Book of the seven liberal Sciences, eight Plates
3. The four Elements Peter van Avont 4 plates Robert Walton 1660
4. The four Seasons, or quarters of the year, containing four Plates Robert Walton 1660

Robert Walton

1. The Stories of Elijah, four plates Robert Walton 1660

Robert Walton
1. Nothing pleases, containing five Plates Robert Walton 1660
2. The merry conceited Robert Walton 1660
3. The Cries of London, in eight halfe Sheets Robert Walton 1660

Print Series: Arthur Tooker 1675

1. Four Stories of Ovid in several Plates, viz 1 Phaeton, 2. Venus birth 3. Ulysses and the Syrens 4. Sisyphus

Single-sheet prints: types of Robert Walton

1. One sheet place of the 5 Senses. R.Walton 1655
2. One of the 4 Seasons R.Walton 1655 a Description of the four seasons or four quarters of the year Robert Walton 1674 (says it’s in verse)
3. One of the 4 Elements R.Walton 1655 a Description of the four Elements Robert Walton 1674 (says it’s in verse)
4. a

Robert Walton
1. And one of Once a Man and Twice a Childe, or the severall Ages of Men and Women, shewing their rising and falling, both of high and low, rich and poor, from the Cradle to the Grave. R.Walton 1655
2. The tree of manslife or an emblem declaring the like, and unlike, or various condition of all men in their state of creation, birth, life, death, burial, resurrection, and last judgement, &c. Robert Walton 1659 1660 1666
3. a Description of the four Ages of Man Robert Walton 1674 says it’s in verse
4. The manner of the ten Persecutions under the heathen Emperors; Represented in several Pictures, in one large Sheet: Being a useful Table for the Houses of all Christians, to stir them up to stand to the profession of that Faith which was once delivered to the Saints. Robert Walton 1660 1666
5. The manner of the Savoy’s Massacre are presented in several pictures. Robert Walton 1659 In 1660 The manner of the Massacres in Savoy, lively represented in several Pictures; being a necessary Table for the Houses of honest Christians, and to stir us up to thankfulness for that peace and freedome which we enjoy.
6. the several sorts of Tortures executed on the Christians, with a brief Description of the bloody Cruelties, both of the Heathens and the Papists on the poor Protestants in several places Robert Walton 1674
7. A looking glass for youth in verse Robert Walton 1674 is this one of those mortality prints?

Arms, crests etc. Robert Walton

1. The arms, crests and supporters, of all the Cities in England, and all the several Companies of the famous City of London. Robert Walton 1659
2. the newest and truest sort of the Tradesmens Armes, or the several Companies of London, many faults that are in all the other, are in these amended, and divers, never before done, now added Robert Walton 1674

What are these? Robert Walton
1. The Philosophers head, or an excellent compendious abridgement, comprehending the chiefe grounds and principles of Philosophy, and the very marrow of humane learning. Robert Walton 1659 1660 1666
2. A Laurel of Metaphysick. Robert Walton 1659 1660 1666
3. An Artificial description of Logick, according to the first, second, and third Act of the Minde. Robert Walton 1659 1660 1666
4. a print? The English Military Discipline, containing all the Postures both of Musquet and Pike, newest and best sort, Robert Walton 1674

I don’t know Robert Walton
2. Mr Clein’s rare book of Foldigde Robert Walton 1659

Classical Robert Walton
1. One large Sheet of Orpheus. Robert Walton 1660 ‘with the Beasts about him.’ 1666

Single sheet prints: Thomas Jenner 1662

1. 4 Ages of Man
2. 4 Vertues
3. 7 Deadly Sinnes


1. A Print of the City of Hull.
2. Westminster, Lincolnes Inne
3. Mardike Fort

1. Philosopher’s Head
2. the Habits of England
3. 4 Faculties of the Mind (allegorical?)
4. English and Outlandish Habits

1. Spirituall warfare
2. Age of Man
3. The Martyrs that suffered in Queen Maries dayes
4. The Fathers that brought in the Gospel
5. Sutton on the Sacrament
6. Lent on Horseback
7. Shrovetide on a Bull
8. The Fall of Black Friars 88 and the Powder Treason
9. 6 Principles of Religion
10. The Story of the Prodigall

1.The Riding of the Asse
2Two Plates of the Cryes
5. The Revolution of Times
6. Marriners Compasse
7. 9 Degrees of sin?
8. 4 Plates. . . .,
9. 4 Coun. . .
10. Miseries of Germany
11. Creation Robes of the Nobility in 9 Plates

Single-sheet prints Arthur Tooker 1675

1. Actaeon

1. Saint George

1. Titian and his Mistress

1. A Cunnie-berry
2. A Cats Head

1.A small Sea Storm
2. A Sea Haven
3. Rochester Castle
4. Hurst Castle
5. Cowes Castle
6. A large Sea Fight
7. A Prospect View of Lynn
Evidence for display
1. Sixty Stories of variety of Landskip and Ovals with neat borders, and variety of Beasts, Birds, Hunting, Trees, Worms, Fruit, Flowers, Fishes, &c. Coloured fit for Cabinets, Dressing-boxes, Powder-boxes, Baskets, Skreens, &c.

Series of prints Arthur Tooker 1675

1.A book 5 Leaves, of Sea Havens
8. A book 6 Leaves, of Round Sea Havens
9. A book 6 Leaves, of Landskip

1. A book 24 Leaves, of variety of Beasts, Birds, Flies, Fruits, and Flowers
2. A book 24 Leaves, of variety of beasts in their postures and actions
3. A book 9 Leaves, of variety of birds in their several actions

1. A book of 27 Leaves, of several Stories of the beginning of the BIBLE

?????? What is Foldage?
1. A book of Pearcies Foldage, 12 Leaves

Single-sheet prints John Garrett 1680

1. Of Canaan as it was possessed by the Twelve Tribes, as also most of the Chiefest actions happening in every several Tribe, all tending to this end to make more plain the Histories of the Holy Scripture

1. A Thankful Remembrance of Gods Mercies for his Deliverances from Popish Plots and Treasons, from the beginning of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.
2. The Spiritual War-fare in one large sheet with Description.

1. The Description of the Philosophers Head in Latine.

Series of prints John Garrett 1680

1. A Book containing 48 Emblems, done after Callots way of Etching

Single sheet prints John Overton 1667

1. The Five Senses
2. 4 Elements
3. 7 Liberal Arts
4. 8 Lombards
5. 4 Parts of the World
6. 4 Winds
7. 4 Complexions
8. 4 Times of the day
9. 3 Graces
10. 9 Modern Worthies
11. 4 Vertues
Fancy writing
1. Large pieces, being rare knots of Mr E.Cocker, Master in Writing. 1667 1669

Van Dyke copies
1. Originals and Copies of Sir Anth. Vandikes of many sorts 1667 1669

1. The Arms, Brests, Supporters and Motto’s of all the several Companies and Corporations of the famous City of London, as they now bear them described, by the Letters of their proper Clours [colours], with the Arms of all the other Cities in the Nation. 1667 1669
2. (a print?) The posture of the Musket and Pike, useful for the Practitioners thereof as also for Officers. 1667 1669

1. X Commandments in 2 Tables 1667 1669
2. Death his Anatomy, with the memory of the Righteous, and oblivion of the wicked in Sentences of Scripture. 1667 1669
For trade
1. A Collection of sundry Signs and Badges, for Inns, Taverns, or Victualling-houses, to distinguish each Room by its name: in Colors, and otherways. 1667 1669
2. A rare Book of Folding, by Edward Pierce, for Painters, Carvers, Gentlemen & c.

1. Orpheus playing to the Beasts. 1667 1669

1. The 4 Seasons of the year. 1667 1669

1. The River Tyne from the Sea to Newcastle, with the Soundings, places of Lading of Sea Callus and the mines & c.1667 1669
Print Series John Overton 1667
1. The Book of Flowers, Fruits, Beasts, Birds and Flyes, exactly drawn, Printed and sold by John Overton

Prints John Sturt 1717

1. A Table of the Equation of Natural Days

1. A Miscellaneous Piece of Art and Broadside in imitation of ye Manner of Engraving of the following Masters viz. K.Henry VIII & a Blackmoor Woman’s Head after Mr Hollar
One after the Noble Callot. A Title Page dedicated to the Duke of Burgundy, after M. le Clerc. A Drawing in Red Chalk: another in Indian Ink, on blue Paper. A Title Page in Red and Black in imitation of Letter Press. A Piece of old manuscript Writing in Red and Black. A Ballad entitled May day Country Mirth:wherein the Wood Cuts & Letter Press are imitated. A Map of Great Brittain and Ireland, after Mr Clerk Engraver Peon Scot. A Knave of Clubs, after the Cardmakers way of Printing and Colouring. Also several Insects and Butterflies in Miniature.
The whole being a Deceptio Visus: for, at a small Distance, they appear like so many single Pieces promiscuously thrown one upon another. Price 5 shil.

Portraits John Overton 1667

‘Large Sheets of Effigies and Stories in Colours and otherways.’ 1667 1669
1. All the Kings of England, from William the Conqueror, to King Charles, in Heads 1667 1669

Portraits/portrait scenes: types of Robert Walton

Non-specified Robert Walton
1. And several other Sheets, and half Sheets, of Men on Horse-back, or standing and stories. Robert Walton 1660

Royalty Robert Walton
2. The manner of his Majesties Riding through London, the day before his Coronation, in a large Sheet. Robert Walton 1666
3. The manner of his Majesties going to his Coronation Robert Walton 1666
4. The King and Queen together in a large Sheet Robert Walton 1666 1674
5. The King in Parliament robes on horseback Robert Walton 1674
6. and another of him in Armour Robert Walton 1674
7. the Duke of York, the Duke of Monmouth, these last on Horseback and all in large sheets Robert Walton 1674

Portraits/portrait scenes: types of Thomas Jenner 1662 (see separate portrait analysis. These divisions very arbitrary. Some of these people are pre-civil war, some are post etc.))
4 Valiant Women

Queen and children standing
King and children standing(dead and alive)
Prince Charles standing
Queen Mary (Henrietta Maria or Mary Tudor?)
Charles II
Duke of York
Prince Rupert
Dead Royalty
King James
Prince Henry
King and children standing(dead and alive)
Charles I on horseback
Charles I
Lady Mary
Lady Mary on horseback
Lady Elizabeth dead? Or is this the Winter Queen
Lady Anne dead?
Duke of Gloucester dead?
King Charles and Queen Mary
Lady Mary
Aristocracy: dead or alive?
Marquesse Hambleton
Lord Craven on horseback
Earl of Northumberland
Lord of Holland dead
Count Mansfeild
Earl of Newport
Earl of Dorset
Earl of Huntingdon
Earl of Westmorland
Lord Harbert
Marquesse of Winchester
Lord Cottington and Finch
Lord Harbert
Earl of Manchester
Earl of Holland(?)
Earl of Warwick
Earl of Buling(?)
Lord Say
Earl of Salisbury
Earl of Stamford
Marquesse of Newcastle
Figures of state
Bishop of Canterbury
Sir John Pennington
Sir William Waid
Bishop of Lincolne
Sir Benjamin Rudyerd
Judge Bartlet
Judge Cook and Hutton
Sir Edward Dearing
Duke Manix(?)
Sir William Waller
Eminent foreigners
King of Sweden and Saxon (same man?)
Persian Ambassador (is this Sherley?)
Paulsgrave on horseback
Old Prince of Orange
Prince Robert
Prince Morice
Prince of Orange
Prince of Orange on horseback
King of Bohemia
King of France
Prince of Denmark
Grave Morice
Prince of Orange
2 Admirals of Holland
King of Portugal
Serving Man
Will Sumers
Old Par

WHO? Commoners
Mr Henderson
Mr Rogers
Mr Stocke
Mr Pim – parliamentarian

Solomon’s judgement
David and Goliath
Adam and Eve
12 Emperors

Deputy and Bishop
Small Progeny???
Spanish Lady
Arthur Tooker 1675 Portraits

1. One Plate Containing 7 of the Nobilities Heads
2. Eight Plates of the King and Queen, Duke and Dutchess of Monmouth, Engraven by Van Hove
3. Eighteen Heads of Drollery and Anticks
4. Four Plates of Little boys.
5. Saint George
6. The Queen
7. The Duke of Monmouth (last 3 on horseback)
8. Madam Kirck

John Garrett 1680 Portraits
1. The Picture of King Charles the second on horseback curiously engraven

Catalogue headings Robert Walton
1. The names of severall Maps and Prints, that are Printed, Coloured and sold by the said ROBERT WALTON(1655)
2. A Catalogue, of some pleasant and useful Maps and Pictures that are cut in Copper, being very neat ornaments for houses, Gentlemens studies and Closets, and useful for divers callings, as Painters, Embroyderers. &c. which are printed, coloured, and to be sold by Robert Walton, at the Globe and Compasse, in St Paul’s Church-yard, between the 2 North dores. (1659)
3. A Catalogue of some Maps, Copy-Books, Books of Beasts, Birds, Flowers, Fruits, Flies, Worms, and Fish, &c. (that are neatly cut in Copper, and are worth buying, being pleasant and useful Ornaments for every mans House;) all which are Printed, Coloured, and to be sold, By Robert Walton, Printer, and Stationer, at the Globe and Compasses, on the North-side of St. Paul’s Church. (1660)
4. A Catalogue of divers Maps, Pictures, Coppy-Books, Books of Beasts, Birds, Flowers, Fish, Fruites, Flies, neatly cut in Copper, and worth buying; being very pleasant Ornaments for Houses, Studies and Closets; and also extraordinary useful for Goldsmiths, Jewelers, Chasers, Gravers, Painters, Carvers, Embroiderers, Drawers, Needle-women, and all Handicrafts; the which are Printed, Coloured, and to be sold by Robert Walton, at the Globe and Compasses in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, near the great North-Door.(1666)
5. An Advertisement of Several things that are made and sold by Rob.Walton at the Globe and Compasses, just at the West-End of St.Pauls Church, as you go down towards Ludgate (1674)

It includes several generalised stock accounts: ‘divers hundred sorts of Histories, Landskips, Rounds, Ovals, and pleasant phantasies for Gentle-womens Works, better done than in other places, and as new’

‘Likewise many several sorts of small sheets, and of half sheets, I know not how many hundred; but in a little time I propose to give you a fuller and more particular Account; and there any may be fitted with Maps of the World, of several Sizes, the four Parts, Kingdoms, Shires, or Provinces, also Cities, Stories, Fantasies, Prospectives, Architecture, Fouldige, ?????, Shields, Compartiments, and what not, that is either for Ornament of Houses, Studies or Closets, and useful Prints for all sorts of Artists and Handicrafts’

6. Thomas Jenner 1662 ‘Books Printed and sold by Thomas Jenner, at the South Entrance of the Royall Exchange. London’

generalised comment: ‘There you may also have all sorts of Dutch-Maps or Citties on cloth, Coloured, or in paper in black and white, as also Dutch Prints

7. The Prints whereof are useful for Gentlemen, Artists, and Gentlewomen, and School-mistresses Works, Sold by ARTHUR TOOKER, Stationer at the Globe over against Salisbury House in the Strand, where you may have choice of Maps, and also Italian, German, and the Low Countrey Prints, Indian Ink, Abortive Skins, all sorts of Paintings, and all Stationary Wares.

8. A Catalogue of several Maps and Pictures, being very pleasant and delightful Ornaments for Houses, Studies or Closets; the which are Printed and sold by John Garrett at his Shop, as you go up the Stairs of the Royal-Exchange in Cornhil.

9.A particular Catalogue of Copper-Plates, Printed by and for John Overton, at the White Horse in Little Brittain, London. 1667

10 Particular Catalogue of Copper Plates, Printed by and for John Overton, at the White Horse without Newgate, at the Corner of Little Old Bayly 1669
11 Books and Plates Engraven and sold by John Sturt in Golden-Lion-Court in Aldersgate-Street-London 1717

Philip Lea 1698

Mostly maps and prospects. Too many to list here, but here are some interesting plates. Difficult to read some of them due to photocopy.

Sacred Geography in 7 scriptural Maps, Viz. 1 Heaven and Earth 2. Paradise, or the Garden of Eden. Forty Years Travel of the Children of Israel in the Wilderness. 4. Canaan, or the Land of Promises. 5. Travels of St Paul’s, &c 6. Jerusalem as it stood in our Saviour’s time, p.6s etc

Coats of arms. . .astronomy maths etc.

Kings Arms drawn by Stevenson, and Engraved by Vaughn the Original, price 1 s.
Kings Arms made for Adams large Map of England, by the same Hands, price 1 s.
A Description of the Clove, Nutmeg, Sazweer[?], and Sagou Trees with their Fruit sent to the Royal Society from the East-Indies.
The Monument with the Heighth of Salisbury and Bow
King William’s Picture on Horseback, passing the River Boyne, price 1 s.

English channel with the Sea Fight, between the English and French, price 6d.
King William’s Camp before Namure, price 6d.

Historical Ornaments to Sacred Geography in sheets, price 3s. 6d.

The Silver Mine of Potozi in Peru, price 6d.

A Man of War with the Names of Ropes, price 6d.

Advertisements for Prints

My Ph.D thesis was about advertisements for portrait prints. In the course of research I collected a lot of other print trade ads, including the ones below.

If you decide to write about print trade advertising you must record your transcribed adverts in an easily searchable database. Sadly I didn’t do that, I wrote all my notes in long hand in Word documents, thus weakening and vastly reducing the effectiveness of my research. These days you can’t be a historian and not be up-to-date with the latest information storage techniques, it’s not realistic.

London Gazette

1004 July 1-July 5 1675
‘Oxonia Illustrata: Or, All the Colledges, Halls, Library, Schools, Theatre, and other Publick Buildings of the University, e[x]actly Drawn and Ingraven by David Loggan: to each Plate is a brief account of the Foundation. They are to be sold at Oxon and at London by George Baker against the North-east corner of the Royal Exchange, Edward Brewster at the Crane in St Pauls church-yard, John Leigh at the Blew Bell near the Temple in Fleet street, Will Noort at the Queens Arms in the Pelmel. The Price 25s. in Quires.’

1182 March 15-March 19 1676
‘Lost a large Draught of the Front of the Cathedral church of Wells, drawn upon a large sheet of Paper with Pen and Indian Ink, in order to be Ingraven. Whosoever brings it, or can give notice where it is to be had, to Mr David Loggan next door to the Golden-head in Leicester Fields, shall have 40 s Reward.’

1791 January 15-January 18 1682
‘Mr John Spilberg having with much Trouble and Charge drawn a Prospect of Albemarle-House, as likewise of the Banqueting-House at Whitehall, His Majesty has been pleased to grant him his Royal License for the sole Printing and Publishing of the same. The Prospect of Albemarle-House is accordingly published, price 3s. and sold by the Author, living at the Crown and Anchor in Hungerford Market in the Strand, and by some Print-sellers.’

1820 April 26-april 30 1683
‘Mr John Spilberg has finished the Banqueting-house in Whitehal in Ortography [what did this word mean in the 17th century???], for the sole Printing and Publishing whereof, as likewise of the Prospect of Albemarle house. His Majesty has been pleased to grant him his Royal License, and are both to be Sold by the author, near Hungerford-Market in the strand, at the Crown and Anchor, and by some Print-Sellers. Price, 2s each.’

1872 October 25-October 29 1683
‘Emblemata Amatoria, Emblems of Love in Four Languages, curiously Engraven on Copper Plates: Sold by R.Bentley in Covent-Garden, and S.Tidmarsh at the Kings head in Cornhill.’

1901 February 4-February 7 1683
‘On Saturday next, being the Ninth day of February, will come forth an Exact and Lively Map or representation of the Booths, and all the Varieties of stows and Humours upon the Ice on the River of thames, by London during the late Memorable Frost, with an Alphabetical Explanation of the most Remarkable Figures curiously Engraven on a large Copper Plate, and printed on a large sheet of Dutch Paper: Sold by William Warter Stationer at the Sign of the Talbot over against Fetter-lane end in Fleet-street.’

1907 February 25-February 28 1683
‘There is now Publish’d (from an actual Survey) an exact Map of the River of Thames from London-bridge to Fox-hall, as it was lately Frozen over, describing the Booths, Foot-paths, and various Representations upon it. Dedicated to the Lord Mayor of London and Court of Aldermen. Engraven on Copper-Plate, and Printed on a large Sheet of Royal Paper. Surveyed by J.Moxon, Sold by Joseph Moxon in Ludgate-street at the sign of Atlas, and by several Booksellers and Stationers about London and Westminster.’

1913 March 17-March 20 1683
‘There is newly published a new Map of the Thames, as the same was lately Frozen over, with all the Variety of Figures and Representations, curiously cut in Copper; and there is likewise added, a Description of the same in Meeter, the Price 1s. and are to be sold by Ro.Walton at the Globe on the North side of St Pau’s Church near that end towards Ludgate, and by Jo.Seller on the west-side of the Royal Exchange.’

1921 April 14-April 17 1684
‘Mr Alexander Browne, having with much trouble and charge collected and caused to be wrote in Meza Tinto above a hundred Plates after Sir Antony Van Dyck and Sir Peter Lely, and several other of the most eminent Italian and Modern Masters, His Majesty has been graciously pleased to grant him His Royal License for the sole Printing and Publishing of the same for the term of fourteen years; which said Collection is to be sold at his House in Little Queen street at the blew Balcony near Lincolns Inn fields, where any Person may be furnished with all manner of foreign Prints and draughts, and all manner of Liming colours.’

2003 January 26-January 29 1684
‘A True Representation of the Rhinoceros and Elephant lately brought from the East-Indies to London, drawn after the Life, and curiously Engraven in Mezzo Tinto. Printed upon a Large Sheet of Paper. Sold by Pierce Tempest at the Eagle and Child in the Strand over against Somerset House Water-Gate.’

2190 November 11-November 15 1686
‘A true Prospect of the City of Napoli di Romania, lately taken by the Venetians (in a large Sheet) and the Effigies of Captain General Morosini. done by R.White. Sold at his house in Bloomsbury-market, and most Picture-Sellers in London and Westminster.’

2351 May 28-May 31 1688
‘There is now Published the Cries and Habits of London, newly drawn after the Life, in great variety of Actions, curiously Engraven upon fifty Copper Plates, fit for the Ingenous and Lovers of Art. Printed, and Sold by P. Tempest over against Somerset-House in the Strand.’

2367 July 23-July 26 1688
‘These are to give Notice, That an Exact Plan in Mezzo Tinto of the Royal Fireworks, that were presented before Their Majesties the 17th Instant; with a particular Description of their Design, will, with His Majesty’s Leave, be published by Sir Martin Beckman, His Majesty’s Chief Ingenier. And that no Person presume in the meantime to Print or Publish any Account or Relation of the said Fireworks.’

2380 September 6th-September 19th 1688
‘A large Collection of Copper Plates engraven with great Variety of Statues, and other Curious Ornaments, for Hangings, Curtains, &c. Also variety of Land-skips, and small Figures for Shashes, are to be sold at Mrs. Barretts in Three Leg Court in Old Bedlam.’

2431 February 25-February 28 1688
‘There is now Compleatly finished the Cryes and Habits of London, both Men and Women, newly Drawn after the Life in great variety of Actions and Dresses, curiously Ingraven by the best Artists upon Seventy four Copper Plates, every Figure. Printed upon half a sheet of Demy Paper. Printed and sold by P.Tempest overagainst Somerset-house Water-gate in the Strand.’

2503 November 4-November 7 1689
‘The Proceeding to the Coronation of Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, being curiously design’d and engraven in Copper, Printed on Imperial Paper, and Licensed by his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England, is to be sold by Mr Tempest, near Katherin-street end in the Strand, and Mr Savage at the Golden-Head in the Old-Baily, and most of the Print-sellers of London, Price 18d.’ repeated in 2504 Nov 7-Nov 11 & 2505 Nov 11-Nov 14

2713 November 9-November 12 1691
‘On Monday next will be published a Draught of the Arch that stood in Cheapside on the 4th of this Instant November, (being His Majesties Birth-Day) and the 5th , (being the day of His Majesties happy Landing in England) done upon a Copper Plate in Mezzo Tinto Work, and may be had at Mr. Bowles in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, Mr Lence near Fleet-Ditch, Mr Bourns at the Square upon London-Bridge, and at most Picture Shops.’

2808 October 6-October 10 1692
‘There is lately Printed the Section of a First Rate Ship; Explaining all Parts thereof well Engraved, after the Design of Captain Tho.Phillips, 2d Engenier of England. Sold at the sign of the Golden Key, a Goldsmith, over against Exeter-Change in the Strand.’

2819 November 14-November 17 1692
‘Newly Engraved on Cooper-Plates the Draught of the Britannia, Royal First Capital Ship of England, built by Sir Phineas Pett, late Commissioner of the Navy; the Draught consisting of 4 Sheets of Imperial Paper, designed by William Vandevelde senior. Sold by Philip Lea, Globe-maker, at the Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside, near friday-street, at his shop at westminster-hall, and at Tho.Batchelors at the Globe at Charing-Cross. Price in Sheets 12s.’

2931 December 11-December 14 1693
‘Theatrum Scotiae. A description of the most considerable Cities, Towns, Castles, and Palaces, in the Kingdom of Scotland; with Prospects of each place exactly taken, and very curiously Engraven, on 57 large Copper Plates, and Printed on large Royal Paper in Folio. Published by Their Majesties Authority, and the Encouragement and Assistance of the Nobility of Scotland. By John Sleezer, Captain of the Artillery Company and Surveyor of Their Majesties Stores in that Kingdom. Sold by Abel Swall at the Unicorn in St Paul’s Churchyard.’

3032 November 29-December 3 1694
‘Ten Copper Plates curiously Engraven, Printed off in black upon white, and red upon white, for the use of Schools. . . . Henry Lane, Writing Master………. I didn’t write the whole advert down

3041 December 31-January 3 1694
‘An Elegy on the Death of our late most Gracious Soveraign Lady Queen Mary; Engraven within so small a Circumferance, that it may be Set in Rings or Lockets Engraven and Sold by John Sturt, at the Blue Boar in Red-Cross-Street. And Set in Rings or Lockets by Tho.Sturt, at the Kings-Head in Holborn, Goldsmith.’

3744 September 25-September 29 1701
‘Mr Baston having been obliged to delay the Printing of his Piece of Penmanship, (being a View of part of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, with several Embellishments, so curiously engraven, that it exceeds the Original in many Particulars) to give an opportunity to a great number of Persons to Subscribe who were willing to encourage this Work, gives notice, That the Plate will be finished with all possible expedition: Those who are willing to have of these Prints, are therefore desired to Subscribe as soon as may be, Mr.Baston being under an obligation not to sell one Print to any other than Subscribers. Subscriptions are taken in at Mr Hart’s, a Linnen-Draper, in Litchfield-street at the end of Porter-street near Leicester-Fields where the Original is to be seen.’

3869 December 7-December 10 1702
‘Proposals for Engraving a Mausoleum, or Monumental structure of Architecture in Perspective, adorn’d with figures, emblems, Histories, & c. to the Memories of the most Heroick Prince K.William III. And of his Excellent Princess Q.Mary; representing in one Broad side, 34 Inches long, and 26 Inches broad, the Grand Actions of that Monarch; particularizing his many Battles, Sieges, &c. Illustrated with Medals, Triumphal Arches and Fire-works: With both their Lives. Engraven by J.Sturt. Price 5s. one half in hand, the other on delivery, Mar 8 1702. A Subscriber for 6 hath a 7th gratis. Subsciptions are taken by J.Sturt at the Cross in Redcross-street, Mr Stuart, Stationer, on London-Bridge, Mr Bowack at Chelsea, and J.Nutt near Stationers-hall. Price to all but Subscribers 7s 6d.’

3877 January 4-January 7 1702
‘There is newly published, The Prints of the cathedral Church of St Paul, London, on Four Sheets of Imperial Paper, shewing at three Views the Ichnography, or Ground Plat, the Scenography, or Upright, that is, the West end, or front, the East end and south side, which make an entire and compleat Model of the outside. Examined and revised by some of the best architectors, and approved of by other Ingenious Persons; and if they meet with due Encouragement, the author (William Emmet) designs to proceed to show the inside, both in straight Lines and Prospective. Sold by Tho.Bowles in St Paul’s Church-yard.’

3886 February 4-February 8 1702
‘There is now Published, by the Permission of Sir Christopher Wren Kt. Surveyor General of Her Majesty’s Works, a large Engrav’d Print of the inside of the Cathedral Church of St.Paul, London; as will appear when the Building is wholly finished: Being a View from the Entrance of the west Door to the East End, comprehending all the Parts of the Church that can be seen from that Position. Delineated according to the exact Rules of Perspective; Performed by Robert Trevitt; and are sold at his House in Coleman-street, London.’

3897 March 15-March 18 1702
‘The Propos’d Mausoleum, or Monument, adorn’d with Figures, Histories, &c. to the Memories of K.William and Q.Mary, representing (in one Broad-side, 34 Inches long and 26 broad) the grand Actions of that Monarch, with both their Lives, cannot come forth at the time prefixed, by reason of several Additions, as his Majesty’s excellent Speech, Character, & c. but it may be seen by a Subscriber the 22d Instant at Mr Sturt’s in Redcross-street, Mr Stuart’s on London-Bridge, Mr Bowack’s at Chelsea, and Mr Nutt’s near Stationers-hall. Subscriptions will not be taken after april 20 and the Print deliver’d soon after, whereof Notice will be given. Price 5s. half in hand. A Subscriber for 6 has a 7th gratis.’

3918 May 27-May 31 1703
‘The propos’d Mausoleum, or Monument, adorn’d with Figures, Histories, & c. to the Memories of King William and queen Mary, will be delivered to subscribers (on their second Payment) the 14th of June, by the Undertakers, John Sturt at the cross in Red-Cross-street. Mr Stuart, stationer on London-Bridge, Mr Bowack at Chelsea. And Mr Nutt near Stationers-Hall.’

3928 July 1-July 5 1703
‘The Propos’d Mausoleum or Monument, of Composite Architecture, in Perspective, adorn’d with Figures, emblems, Histories, Medals, &c. to the Memories of K.William and Q.Mary, with both their Lives; also his Majesty’s last most excellent Speech, with his character; the whole curiously engraven in variety Hands, in one Broadside 34 inches long and 26 broad, having been delivered to the subscribers, to their general Satisfaction, are now to be sold by J.Sturt, engraver, at the cross in Redcross-street, J.Stuart, Stationer, on London-Bridge, J.Bonwack at Chelsea, Writing-Master, and by J.Nutt near Stationers-hall. Price 7s 6d.’

3945 August 30-September 2 1703
‘There is now Published, (by the Permission of sir Christopher Wren, surveyor General of Her Majesty’s Works) Another engrav’d Print of the inside of the Choir of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, London; being a View in Perspective from the East to the west. Also two other smaller Views, one to the Morning chapel, and the other the Isle at the entrance of the North or South Portico. The Price of the large Print 3s. that of the choir 2s. the other 1 s. each. Performed by Robert Trevitt, Painter; and are to be sold at his House at the Sign of the King’s-arms in Coleman-street, London.’

3982 January 6-January 10 1703
‘The Prints of Mr. Baston’s Piece of Penmanship, of part of the royal Navy, are delivered to Subscribers at Mr Wansell’s, frame-maker, in tower-street, near Barkin Church, Mr Beckett’s Print shop on the backside of the Royal Exchange, Mr Armstrong’s at the Ship Tavern in Paul’s Chain near Doctors-Common, and at the St Caecilia’s Coffee-house at the corner of Peter’s Court in St Martin’s-Lane.’

4224 May 2-May 6 1706
‘This Day is published, An exact Representation of 128 Ensigns and 35 Standards, taken by the Duke of Marlborough in the Famous Battle of Hochstet. Done on a large Sheet of Imperial Paper, in their proper Colours with the Names, 1 of the Regiments to which each Colour did belong; 2, of the Colonel who commanded each Regiment; 3 the Names of the Officers taken Prisoners, and brought into England; and of the 21 Regiments that surrendred in the Village of Blenheim: With an Inscription appointed to be put on a Marble Pillar at Hochstet, which gives a full Account of the Success of that Action. This Representation, being both ornamental and useful, to perpetuate that Glorious Victory, is to be sold at a Warehouse next the White Hart in Paternoster Row, and at the Picture-Sellers in London and Westminster, at 2s 6d the best and 2 s the second Sort, Retale; and a good Allowance by Wholesale.’

4332 May 15-May 19 1707
‘The seven cartons of Raphael d’Urbin, drawn and engraved from the Originals in the Gallery at Hampton Court, by S.Gribelin, are sold by Charles Mather, near Temple Bar in Fleet-street; and by the said Gribelin, in Longacre, the Corner-House of Banbury Court. Price 15s.’

4382 November 6-November 10 1707
‘The Seven Cartons of Raphael Urbin, drawn and engrav’d from the Originals in the Gallery at Hampton-Court, by S.Gribelin, are sold by Mr Charles Mather, near Temple-Bar in Fleetstreet; also at most Print-Shops in London and Westminster, and by the said Gribelin, at the Corner-House of Banbury-Court in Long Acre. Price 15s.’

4486 November 4- November 8 1708
‘Whereas a Print of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich hath been lately published, without the Approbation or Knowledge of the Commissioners and Governors of the said Hospital; which Print is notoriously false, and much to the Discredit of that noble Structure: Notice is hereby given, to the end that no Persons may be imposed on thereby; and to inform the Publick, that a true and perfect Design thereof is preparing, and will be publish’d by Order.
By Order of the Directors
William Vanbrugh’

‘Three New Prospects of the Cathedral Church of St Pauls, viz. the North, East and West, and Foundation, with the Steeples and Cupolo, as it is now finished; curiously engraven on four Imperial Sheets of Paper. Sold by Thomas Bowles in St Paul’s Church-yard.’

4491 November 22-November 25 1708
‘The twelve Half-length Figures of Sir Anthony Van-dyke, curiously engraved by the late Mr.Peter Lombart; being one of the best Performance in Graving, and very proper to adorn any Rooms, Closets, & c. are sold by S.Gribelin, living at the corner House of Banbury-court in Long-Acre; also by Mr Ch.Mather near Temple-bar in Fleet-street; and by most Print-shops in London and Westminster. Price one Guinea.’

4613 November 12-November 15 1709
‘Lately Published, Seven very large Sheet Prints, printed off from so many Copper Plates, engrav’d by a good Hand, after the 7 Cartons, painted by the famous Raphael Urbin, now in her Majesty’s Royal Palace of Hampton-Court. Each Print is 27 inches wide, and 23 inches deep. The Sett (being a handsome Ornament for a Room or Stair case) is sold for 17s 6d. By Henry Overton, Map and Print-seller at the White-horse without Newgate, London.’

4802 January 27-January 30 1710
‘With Her Majesty’s royal Privilege and Licence, there is now Printing an exact Description of the Palace of Blenheim in Oxfordshire, in a large Folio, illustrated with the Plans, elevations, sections and Perspectives. Engraven by the best Hands on Copper Plates. Several of which are already finish’d, are this Day Publish’d in distinct Sheets by Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear’s Head over-against Catherine street in the Strand.’

4852 May 24-May 26 1711
‘With Her Majesty’s Royal Privilege and Licence, there is now Printing an exact Description of the Palace of Blenheim in Oxfordshire, in a large Folio, illustrated with the Plans, Sections and Perspectives, Engraven by the best Hands on Copper Plates. Several of which being already finished are this Day Published by Jacob Tonson at Shakespear’s Head over against Catherine-street in the Strand.’

5010 May 27-May 29 1712
‘SIX of her Majesty’s Pictures drawn and engraved by Sim.Gribelin from the Originals of these famous Masters, Paulo Veronese, jacobo Tintoreto, Old Palma, Julio Romano, and Andrea Schiavone, in the Royal Galleries of Windsor and Kensington. Sold by Charles Mather, near Temple bar in Fleetstreet, and most Print-shops in London and Westminster, also by the said S.Gribelin at the corner House of Banbury-Court in Long-Acre, pr. 16s.’

5389 December 10-December 13 1715
‘Ten large superfine Prints, curiously engraven. Taken from ten whole length Paintings of that Great Master Sir Anthony Vandike. (Being the first of this Kind ever yet published). Done from the Collections of several of the Nobility. Engrav’d by that skilful Artist Mr Peter van Gunst of Amsterdam, and Sold at London by Philip Overton Map and Print seller, against St Dunsta[n’s]-Church, Fleet-street; Michael Ha[-]akin at the Corner of Heming’s-row, St Martin’s-lane; and Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate.’

5530 April 16-April 20 1717
‘There is now Printing, and will be delivered by the 1st of May next, Six very fine Prints of the most Considerable Battles of his Grace John Duke of Marlborough, Curiously engraven, (after the Paintings of Mr Leguarre, in his Grace’s House, St James’s) by some of the best Masters in Europe, Price 30s. in Sheets. Printed and sold by Tho.Bowles, next the Chapter-House, St Paul’s Church-yard, and Hen.Overton, at the White Horse without Newgate, where they are now to be seen. N.B. Those Gentlemen that will pay 10s. down, before the 28th Instant, shall have a Set of the first Impression, which is a very considerable Advantage.’

Daily Courant

198 Friday, December 4, 1702
‘THE Prints of the Cathedral Church of St.Paul’s London, on four Sheets of the best Imperial Paper, shewing at three Views, the Ichnography, or Ground Plat; the Scenography, or Uprights; that is, the West End, or Front; the East End, and South Side, which make an entire and compleat Model of the Out-side. These Prints have been examin’d and revised by some of the best Architects, and approv’d of by other ingenious Persons: And if they meet with due Encouragement the Author William Emmett designs to proceed to shew the inside of this Building both in strait Lines, and Prospective. Sold by Tho.Bowles at the end of St.Paul’s Alley in St Paul’s Church-yard.’

Repeated 224 January 5, 1703

539 January 7, 1704
‘The Prints of Mr Baston’s Piece of Penmanship of part of the Royal Navy, are deliver’d to Subscribers at Mr Wansell’s Frame-maker in Tower-street near Barkin-Church, Mr Beckett’s Print-shop at the back-side of the Royal Exchange, Mr Armstrong’s at the Ship Tavern in St Paul’s Chain near Doctors-Commons, and at the St Caecelia’s Coffee-House at the corner of Peter’s Court in St Martin’s Lane.’

561 February 1, 1704
‘There is now publish’d,
A Print of the Cathedral Church of St Peter in York, also the Ground Plot of that City, both curiously Ingraven and Printed upon large Imperial Paper. The Cryes and Habits of the City of London, drawn after the Life by Mr Laroon in 6 Books. The Birds and Beasts done after Nature by the Famous Mr Fra: Barlow in 6 Books, fit for Painters, Carvers, Ingravers, and all other Lovers of Art. Sold by most Print-sellers in London.’ Repeat 563 February 3 1704

769 October 2 ,1704
‘A Plan of the Battle fought at Hochstet the 13th of August 1704. N.S. between the Army of the Allies commanded by the Duke of Marlborough, and the French and Bavarians. Drawn on the Place by Collonel Ivoy Quarter-Master General under his Grace the Duke of Marlborough; and engraved and publish’d by Orner of the States of Holland. With a particular Relation of the Action annex’d. N.B. The several Battalions and Squadrons of the Allies are distinguish’d by their proper Colours. Sold by David Mortier Bookseller at Erasmus’s Head near the Fountain Tavern in the Strand.’

772 October 5, 1704
‘A Prospect of the Battle of Hochstet, wherein a Glorious Victory was obtain’d over the French and Bavarians by the Forces of the High Allies under the Conduct of the Duke of Marlborough. With his Grace’s Picture, a Cheval. Printed on a Sheet of fine Royal Paper. Price 6d. Sold by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate.’

780 October 14, 1704
‘This day is publish’d,
An exact Plan and Description of the late famous Battle and Victory at Hochsted and Bleinheim, under the Command of the Duke of Marlborough, with the several Matches of our Army before and after the Battle; curiously engraven on Copper, by the newest Draught lately done in Holland, and the Description taken from his Grace’s, Prince Eugene’s, and other chief Officers Letters. To this is added, a Scale and Compass not in any before; the Order of Battle distinguish’d , as Horse, Dragoons, and Foot. The Posts of the several Nations and Regiments, &c. Printed on a Sheet of Royal Paper. Sold by Benj. Bragg in Ave-Mary-Lane. Price 6d.’

786 October 21, 1704
‘There came over in the last letters from the Camp, a most exact Plan, (different from any yet publish’d) of the Battle Fought by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, and his Highness Prince Eugene of Savoy, against his Electoral Highness of Bavaria, and the two Marshals of France, Tallard and Marsin, August 2 1704. Which is Engraving by a good Hand, and will be speedily publish’d by Edw.Castle, Bookseller, near White-Hall.’ Repeat October 26 1704 790, October 27 1704 796, November 2 1704 796, November 3 1704 797, November 6 1704 799, November 8 1704 801, November 9 1704 802, November 10 1704 803

801 November 8, 1704
‘A Exact View or Delineation of the Confederate Fleet under the Command of the Right Honourable Sir George Rooks, who bravely and successfully ingag’d the powerful Fleet of France, under the Command of the Count de Tholouse near Malaga in the Mediterranean Sea. Printed upon an Atlas sheet of Paper, and to be sold for 2s a piece at the Indian Queen in Green-street near Lester-fields, at the Hoop in King-street, Westminster and at Erasmus’s Head in the Strand.’

806 November 14, 1704
‘On Thursday next will be publish’d, A most exact Plan, (different from any yet publish’d) of the Battle Fought by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, and his Highness Prince Eugene of Savoy, against his Electoral Highness of Bavaria, and the two Marshals of France, Tallard and Marsin, August 2 1704. Which is Engraving by a good Hand, and will be speedily publish’d by Edw. Castle, Bookseller, near White-Hall.’

807 November 15, 1704
‘Tomorrow will be publish’d, etc. .

808 November 16, 1704
‘This day is published, A most exact Plan, (different from any yet publish’d) of the Battle Fought by his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, and his Highness Prince Eugene of Savoy, against his Electoral Highness of Bavaria, and the two Marshals of France, Tallard and Marsin, August 2 1704. Sold by Edw. Castle, Bookseller, near White-hall.’
Repeat 809 November 17, 1704
810 November 18, 1704 (‘Price 6d’ added on to end from here on)
811 November 20, 1704
812 November 21, 1704
813 November 22, 1704
815 November 24, 1704
817 November 27, 1704
818 November 28, 1704
822 December 3, 1704
825 December 6, 1704
828 December 9, 1704
831 December 13, 1704
840 December 25, 1704

883 February 13, 1705
‘To the Memory of the Glorious Victory at Hochstet, There is now publish’d a large piece of Sculpture above a Foot square, engrav’d by a good Hand after a Drawing of Mr Cha.Woodfield. In which is represented in large Figures at whole length the Queen, D.of Marlborough, E.of Bavaria, and M.Tallard, besides variety of very significant Emblems and Hieroglyphicks upon that memorable Victory and its happy Consequence. With a View of the Battle and Danube, & c. Humbly dedicated to Her Majesty. This Piece is about the size of the Elements, and being done in a Circle after the manner of them, will serve very properly to be placed with them. Sold by J.Bowack at the Temple-Coffee-house in Fleet-street, Mr Langthorne Frame-maker in St Martin’s-Lane Charing-Cross, and Mr Stuart Stationer at the Square on London-bridge. Where Print-sellers, Country Booksellers, or others that are dispos’d to take a Quantity, may be furnish’d with them with the usual Allowance. Price 4s.’
889 February 20, 1705 repeat

952 May 4, 1705
‘James Collins Engraver, having formerly drawn and engraved the Cathedral Church of Canterbury to the Approbation and Satisfaction of all that have seen it, is now about that of Lincoln by Subscription, on a large Sheet of Imperial Paper, which will contain in length about 18 Inches and 19 in depth. Those that will please to give Encouragement to this Work, by Subscribing thereunto, shall have one fair Print on the said Paper for 2s. half in Hand, before Michaelmas deliver’d to them. Those that subscribe for 6 shall have a 7th gratis; and they shall not be sold to any not Subscribing under 2s. 6d. Proposals are taken in by F.Coggan, Bookseller in the Middle-Temple-Lane, Captain Rhodes in St Dunstan’s Court, Fleet-street, J.House and E.Rhodes in Abchurch-Lane, London, J.Knight, Bookseller in Lincoln, and by the Author at Linstead in Kent.’
Repeat 955 May 8, 1705 956 May 9, 1705 957 May 10, 1705

1218 March 12, 1706
‘There was formerly Ingraven, the South Prospect of the Cathedral Church of St.Peter in York; there is now finished the West Prospect of that Church and part of the City of York, curiously drawn by Mr Fra Place. A ground Plott of the whole City of York, exactly done. Also a Print of the Church of St Clement Danes in London, done by Mr Jo. Kip, All 4 Printed on large Imperial Paper. The Cryes and Habits of the City of London, drawn after the Life of Mr Lauroon in 6 Books. Mr Fra Barlow’s Birds and Beasts done after Nature in 6 Books, fit for all Lovers of Art. Sold by P.Tempest and Robert Chilcott, next to the Court of Common Pleas in Westminster Hall, and most Printsellers in London. N.B. That Gentlemen may not be imposed upon, there is a Dutch Copy of the South Prospect of York Minster, done by one Schenk in Holland, which if compar’d with the other, is very Erronious and not like the Original.’ 1220 March 14, 1706 repeat

1421 November 2, 1706
‘Next Monday will be publish’d, A Genealogical and Chronological Table of the Royal Line of England, from William the Conquerour to the Settlement of the Succession in the House of Hanover, 1701 Continued to the Year 1706, Inclusive: Curiously Engrav’d on Copper-Plates, and Printed upon Ten Sheets of Elephant-Paper, Pasted upon Cloath, with black Rollers, containing 8 Foot in Length and 4 Foot in Breadth; which is not only Ornamental, but very Useful, Instructive and Necessary to all that read the English History; for it represents at One View, all the Kings and Queens. From William the Conquerour to this present Time, their Marriages into the several Families in England and other Parts of Europe; (which Families are distinguish’d by different sorts of Circles) the Children descended from those Marriages, the Years of their Births, Marriages and Deaths; as also the Years each respective King or Queen began to Reign; with an Explanation of the Whole: To which is added, the Effigies of the said Kings and Queens, finely Engrav’d from the best Original Paintings in England; as also their Coats of Arms and Great-Seals, with the several Devises upon them, their Inscriptions, Circumscriptions and their Reverses. Printed for Sam Gellibrand, and Sold by David Mortier at Erasmus’s Head near the Fountain-Tavern in the Strand, London, 1706.’

1492 January 5, 1707
‘A Prospect of the City and Cathedral of Rochester, with the Bridge, Castle, Ships in Harbour, Dock, &c. is now almost finish’d and will be speedily publish’d; those that are pleas’d to be Subscribers are desir’d to pay in their Money by the 12th of February next (which is 1s. in hand and the same at delivery) to Dr Conny, Physicians at Rochester, Capt.Finch at Chatham-dock, the Author James Collins at Linstead near Sittingborn in Kent, and David Mortier Print and Mapseller at the Erasmus Head near Beaufort-Buildings in the Strand. Note, None sold under 2s 6d.’

1501 February 6, 1707
‘A Catalogue of a curious Collection of Prints, as P.Paul Reubens, Van Dyke, and others; several Cities and Palaces; the Effigies of several Famous Persons, &c. To be sold by Auction at Tom’s Coffee-House in St Martin’s Lane, to Morrow the 7th of this Instant February, 1706-7. beginning exactly at 4 in the Afternoon. By D.Mortier. Catalogues are distributed gratis by Edw.Castle at Scotland-yard Gate near Whitehall, D.Mortier in the Strand at the Sign of Erasmus’s Head near the Fountain-Tavern, J.Knapton at the Crown in St Paul’s Church-yard, Mr Horn at the South Entrance of the Royal Exchange, and R.Smith without Temple-Bar, at the Oxford Coffee-House, and at the Place of Sale. The Prints may be view’d one Day before the Sale begins.’

1645 May 23, 1707
‘The Seven Cartons of Raphael d’Urbin drawn and engrav’d from the Originals in the Gallery at Hampton-Court by S.Gribelin, are Sold by C.Mather near Temple-Bar in Fleetstreet, and by the said Gribelin the Corner-house of Banbury-Court in Long-Acre. Price 1 5 s.’

1797 November 18, 1707
‘Victory Cards; Representing in Lively Figures on curious Copper Plates the most Memorable Battles, Seiges, Skirmishes, Sea-Fights, & c. Also the Effigies of the chief Confederates drawn to the Life: Together with variety of Hieroglyphicks drawn from the present Constitution of France and its Monarch. The whole contriv’d not only to divert the Ingenious, but to hand down to Posterity the stupendious Victories obtain’d by the Arms of her Majesty and her Allies under his Grace John Duke and Prince of Marlborough. Price 1s. Sold by J.How at the 7 Stars in Talbot-Court in Grace-Church-street, J.Broomhead and B.Bragg in Pater-Noster-Row, J.Morphew in Stationers-Hall-Court, and by most Stationers and Booksellers.’ Repeat 1803 November 25, 1707 1808 December 1, 1707 1814, December 8, 1707 1820 December 15, 1707

3660 July 7, 1713
‘An exact Draught of the Royal Fireworks which are this Day to be perform’d by the Directions of Collonel Hopkey and Collonel Borgnard, on the River of Thames before Whitehall. Etched by Mr James Thornhill.’

3792 December 9, 1713
‘Lately brought from beyond Sea, viz. the nine Titians curiously engraved, the large and small Battles of Alexander, Constantine and d’Amazons, the Gallery of Luxembourg, original Prints of P.P.Rubens, and Anth. Van Dyke’s Heads, and Prints the Works of Heronymus Wierx, and several curious new and old Prints. To be sold by Mich.Hennekin, the corner of Hemming’s Row in St Martin’s-Lane, wholesale or resale, or at his Print-shop in Serle-street between Lincoln’s-Inn back Gate and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. He also silvers all Sorts of Brass-work so curiously, that it cannot be discerned from real Plate, as Sconces, Candlesticks, &c.’

4042 October 7, 1714
‘This Day is Published, An Elegy on the Death of her late Majesty Queen Anne, Engraved on the Compass of a Silver Twopence, together with a welcome to his present Majesty King George, in the Compass of a Silver Halfpenny. Engraven and Sold by John Sturt, in Golden-Lyon-Court in Aldersgate-street. Price 6d.’

4060 October 28 1714
‘This Day is Published, A True Plan in Perspective, with a Scale of Feet and Inches, of the Royal Vault in King Henry VIIth’s Chappel in Westminster-Abbey, wherein are interr’d the Bodies of King Charles II. Queen Mary II. King William III. Prince George and Queen Anne. Humbly Dedicated to the Lord Bishop of Rochester. Curiously Engraven by Mr Sturt. Sold by the Author, William Illidge, in King’s Head Court in Wood-street Westminster, and by the Printsellers in London and Westminster. Price 1s.’

Tatler April 12 1709- May 19 1711 Early English Newspapers (Burney collection)
No. 14 May 10-12 1709
‘Lately publish’d, a New Set of cuts for the common Prayer, 55 in Number, far exceeding any done in Great Britain before. Engraven by J.sturt: And sold by him in Golden-Lion-Court, Aldergate-street; R.Whitledge in Ave-Mary-Lane; J..Morphew, and J..Hazard, near Stationers-Hall.’

No 16 May 14-17 1709
No 20 May 24-26 1709
No 22 May 28-31 1709
No 27 June 9-11 1709
No 29 June 14-16 1709
No 32 June 21-23 1709
No 33 June 23-25 1709
No 34 June 25-28 1709
No 35 June 28-30 1709
No 37 July 2-5 1709

No 38 July 5-7 1709
‘This Day is publish’d, A Genealogical Table of Affinity of the Family of the Stuarts, deduc’d 12 several Ways, from the Line of Charles the Great, Emperor and King of France, who dy’d in the Year 814, to Her present most Sacred Majesty; very useful to all Gentlemen that read History. Curiously engraved by Mr Sturt, on a large Copper Plate of 2 Foot 5 Inches in Length, and dedicated to Her Majesty. Sold by Philip Overton, Print and Map-seller at the Golden Buck against St.Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-street, and by most Print-shops about Town; and by H.Clements in Oxford. price 2s.’
No 42 July 12-14 1709
No 51 August 4-6 1709

No 54 August 11-August 13 1709
No 56 August 16-18 1709
No 59 August 23-25 1709
No 60 August 25-27 1709
No 65 September 6-8 1709

No 69 September 15-17 1709
‘Just Publish’d, Seven very large Sheet Prints, taken of from so many Copper Plates, engraved by a very good Hand, after the Seven Cartoons now in Her Majesty’s Royal Palace of Hampton Court, painted by the famous Raphael Urbin. each Print is 26 Inches long, and 25 Inches deep. Sold by Henry Overton, Print and Map Seller at the White-Horse without Newgate.’

No 70 September 17-20 1709

No 72 September 22-24 1709
No 73 September 24-27 1709
No 78 October 6-8 1709
No 84 October 20-27 1709
No 87 October 27-29 1709
No 89 November 1709

No 158 April 11-13 1710
‘Just published, A curious Print of the North-East Prospect of St.Peter’s Church; in Rome, exactly describing the Dome, &c. Printed on a Sheet of Imperial Paper, the like never seen in England. Sold by Henry Overton, Map and Printseller at the white Horse without Newgate. Price 1s.’

Mercurius Reformatus or The New Observator 15th May 1689-7th November 1691 [infrequent ads]
No.12 July 24 1689 ‘Orange-cards, representing the late King’s Reign, and Expedition of the Prince of Orange. (viz.) The Earl of Essex’s Murther. Dr Oates’s Whipping. Defacing the Monument. My Lord Jeffries in the West. Hanging of Protestants. Magdalen College. Trial of the Bishops. Castlemain at Rome. The Popish Midwife. A Jesuit preaching against our Bible. Consecrated Smock [have I missed something out?] My Lord Chancellor at the Beds-feet. Birth of the Prince of Wales. The Audience. Mass-Houses pulling down, and burning by Captain Tom and his Mobile. Mortar-pieces on the Tower. The Prince of Orange’s landing. The Jesuits scampering. Father Peter’s Transactions. the Fight at reading. The Army going over to the Prince of Orange. Tyrconnel in Ireland. My Lord chancellor in the Tower. With many other remarkable Passages of the Times To which is added, The effigies of our gracious K.William and Q.Mary, Curiously illustrated and engraven in lively figures; done by the Performers of the first Popish Plot-Card. Sold by Dorman Newman.’ [This paper is printed by(?for) Dorman Newman ] Advert repeated in No.18 August 4th

The Loyal Protestant and True Domestick Intelligence Nat Thompson 9th March 1680/1-20th March 1682/3
102 January 12 1681/2
‘There is newly published, a Genealogy of the Succession of the Kings of England, from William the Conquerour: Printed upon a large Sheet of Imperial Paper, and adorned with all the Royal Atcheivments, Crowns, Arms, and Supporters, all which are truly Blazon’d for their sakes, who are Lovers of Heraldry. A Work highly useful for the Reader of our English History; being so contrived, that by the particular directing Lines he will easily see how each King hath laid claim to to [sic] this Crown. It is curiously Engraven, and nothing omitred that might render it very Ornamental. Sold by Tho.Simmons at the Princes Arms in Ludgate-street.’

151 May 6 1682
‘There is newly published, An Exact Prospect of Bow-Church and Steeple in Cheap-side, curiously Engraven on Copper-plates, and printed in 2 large Sheets of Paper. Price 2s. engraven by N.Yeates and J.Collins. Sold by Jo.Lloyd in the Middle-Exchange in the Strand, and most Print-sellers in London and Westminster.’

Repeat 152 May 9 1682
Vol 83a The Impartial Protestant Mercury or Occurrences Foreign and Domestick 7th May-31st May 1681 continued as The Impartial Protestant Mercury 31st May 1681- 30th May 1682

68 December 13-16 1681
‘There is newly Published, A Genealogy of the Successions of the Kings of England, from William the Conqueror: Printed upon a large Sheet of Imperial Paper, and Adorned with all the Royal Atchievements, Crowns, Arms, and Supporters, all which are truly Blazon’d for their sakes who are Lovers of Heraldry. A Work highly useful for the Reader of our English History; being so contrived, that by the particular directing Lines he will easily see how each King hath laid claim to this Crown. It is curiously Ingraven, and nothing omitted that might render it very Ornamental. Sold by tho.Simmons at the Princes Arms in Ludgate-street.’

The Flying Post: or, the Post Master 1698-1700

595 March 2-4 1699
‘There is a large Print of Eddystone Light-House near Plimouth, that was erected and contrived by the famous Mr Henry Winstanley: engraved by Mr John Sturt, and are to be sold by Jaazael Johnston, in Bedford-court in Covent-Garden, and at most Print-Shops in London. Price 1s.’

797 June 15-18 1700
‘This Day is published, A Large Map, engraved upon Royal Paper: Showing the Order and Causes of Salvation and Damnation: Likewise discovering the Nature of the Covenant of Works; and of Election and Reprobation. By John Bunyan, Author of the Pilgrim’s Progress. Printed for and sold by Will. Marshall, at the Bible in Newgate-street, and by most Booksellers in London and Westminster. Price 6d.’

The Flying Post, or, the Post-Master 1701-1702

915 March 18-20 1701

‘The Genealogy of the most Illustrious House of Brunswick Lunenburgh. Together with an Account of the Posterity of King James I shewing what Princes are of the Royal Blood of England. Printed for R.Parker, under the Piazza of the Royal Exchange. And sold by A.Baldwin in Warwick-Lane.’

1070 March 14-17 1702
‘An Elegy on the Death of our late Gracious Sovereign King William, Engraven in less than the breadth of a Silver Penny. Price 3d. Engraven and sold by J.Sturt at the Cross, in Red-Cross-street, Tho.Pestel, Jeweller, next Bosoms Innn in St.Laurence-Lane, and J.Nutt near Stationer’s-Hall. London.’

1149 September 15-17 1702
‘One William Emmet a Carver, pretending to draw and print the Ground Plot and some Prospects of the Cathedral of St.Paul’s, and what he calls the South Prospect, being already published and sold by one Bowles; That Gentlemen may not be imposed on thereby, this is to inform ‘em, that the said Plan and Prospects are false and counterfeit, and that when all the true ones are perfected (as some are now, and others engraving) from authentick and exact Designs, there will be publick Notice given.’

The Post Boy 30th December 1699-29th June 1700
766 March 5-7 1700

‘Tables of the Emperor, Kings, and all the Soveraign Princes and Electorals that are now alive in Europe 1. Their Names 2. When they were Born 3. When they came to their respective Crowns and Principalities 5. When and whom they have Married 5. What Children they have got, and the Time of their Birth, together with their Natural Children owned by them, very useful to all that read the Publick News. Printed for A.Roper at the Black Boy and R.Basset at the Mitre both in Fleetstreet. Price 1s.’

Mercurius Civicus or A true Account of Affairs both Forreign and Domestick 22nd March-6th May 1679/80

13 April 30 1680

‘There is lately Published an exact Representation of the solemn Mock Procession of the Pope, Cardinals, Jesuits, Friars, &c. through the City of London, in the 17th of Novemb. 1679. In many Lively Figures; as,
Six Whisslers in Cups like Primisers/Printers/Privinters [????], to make away.
A Bell man, Crying, Remember Sir Edmundbury Godfrey.

The true Effigies of Justice Godfrey, and his Cloaths bloody, supported by a Priest behind him on Horseback, as he was carried by his Murderers to Primrose Hill.
A Priest in his Surplice and Cope, giving Pardons to those that Murder Protestants.
Divers sorts of Monks and Friars, and six Jesuits with bloody Daggers in their proper Habits; four Popish Bishops with Lawn Sleeves and Golden Crosses, four more in Pontificalibus and Golden Miters, six Cardinals in Scarlet Robes and Caps.
The Popes Chief Physicians offering Jesuits Powder to poison Heretical Kings for 15000 l a Dose.
More Priests with Crosses, and last of all the Pope, most pompously Dress’d in a Glorious Pageant, and the Devil, as his Privy-Counseller, whi[?]spering him.
There there is Represented in a Curious manner, by Prospective, all the Street and Crowds of People from St Dunstans Church to Temple-Bar; and Rare Fire-works there, and the true manner of the Popes being burnt, with the flying away of his Holiness’s Privy Counseller, as laughing to see what he had brought him to &c.
All curiously Engraven and fully Represented to the Eye on a very large Copper-plate.
To which is added a full Description or printed Narrative of the said Procession, and the verses then sung at Temple bar before Queen Elizabeth’s Statue.
Printed for Jonathan Wilkins, at the Star in Cheap-side, next Mercers-Chapel.’

Burney Vol 169B The Post Boy 2nd January-1st July 1714
2952 April 8-10 1714

‘A New Print of the Statue of Her Majesty, &c. at the West End of St Paul’s, curiously engraven on a large Sheet of Paper; Price 1s. A new Print containing 5 different Prospects of St Paul’s (both Inside and Outside) as ‘tis at present; and 10 different Views as it was before the Fire; with a Prospect of the City of London. Sold by Tho.Bowles Printseller, next to the Chapter-house in St Paul’s Churchyard; where may be had all the Views of St Paul’s, each on Imperial Sheets of Paper.’

2974 May 29-June 1 1714

‘The Effigies and Monumental Tomb of the most Rev.Father in God, Dr James Sharp, late Lord arch bishop of St Andrews, Primate and Metropolitan of all Scotland, wherein is represented his barbarous Murder by the Nine Phanaticks near the City of St Andrews. Done from an Original Painting of Sir Peter Lilly. And very finely engrav’d by Mr Vertue; the Monumental Tomb of the said Great Prelate, is to be now seen in the Cathedral Church of the said City. The Plate of the said Tomb, is above a Yard deep, with an Historical Account of the Manner and Circumstances of the said most barbarous Murther: These Prints, when in private Hands, were not sold under 7s.6d. but now are to be sold by the Printsellers and Booksellers of London and Westminster, for 3s together, or 1s the Effigies, and 2s. the Monument that being in two large sheets.’

169B The Post Boy July 1-end December 1714
‘There is now publish’d, The Royal Progeny of King James I. Wherein is particularly shewn the Pedigree and Descent of the Illustrious House of Hanover, curiously engrav’d on Copper. Sold by William Berry, between Charing Cross and White Hall.’

169B The Daily courant 2nd July-31st December 1714
4042 October 7 1714
‘This Day is Published, An Elegy on the Death of her late Majesty Queen Anne, Engraven in the Compass of a Silver Twopence; together with a Welcome to his present Majesty King George, in the Compass of a Silver Halfpenny. Engraven and sold by John Sturt, in Golden-Lyon-Court in Aldersgate-street. Price 6d.’

4060 October 28 1714
‘This Day is Published, A True Plan in Perspective, with a Scale of Feet and Inches, of the Royal Vault in King Henry VIIth’s Chappel in Westminster-Abbey, wherein are interr’d the Bodies of King Charles II. Queen Mary II. King William III. Prince George and Queen Anne. Humbly Dedicated to the Lord Bishop of Rochester. Curiously Engraven by Mr Sturt. Sold by the Author. William Illidge in King’s Head-Court in Wood-street, Westminster, and by the Printsellers in London and Westminster. Price 1s.’

153B The Post-Boy 2nd January 1710/11 to 1st January 1711/12

2596 December 29-January 1 1711/12
‘Lately publish’d, Seven large engrav’d Prints. Taken from the 7 Cartons (painted by the famous Raphael Urbin) now in Her Majesty’s Royal Palace of Hampton-Court; each Print is 27 Inches long, and 23 Inches deep. All engraved by a good hand, and now sold very cheap. The Sett is a handsome Ornament for a Room or Stair-Case, price 14s. in Sheets, and when neatly framed 30s. Sold by Henry Overton at the White-Horse without Newgate, London; and by the most noted Printsellers in Great-Britain.’

158B The Post-Man 5th January-6th November 1712

2102 February 23-26 1712
‘Seven large Engraved Prints, taken from the seven Cartons, painted by the Famous Raphael Urbin, now in Her Majesty’s Royal Pallace of Hampton Court, each Print, is 27 Inches long, and 23 deep; all Engraved by a good Hand, and is now sold very cheap; the Set is a handsom Ornament for a Room or Stair Case. Sold by H.Overton at the White Horse without Newgate; and by the most noted Print-sellers of Great Brittain and Ireland.’

2337 May 24-27 1712
‘Six of Her Majesty’s Pictures, drawn and engraved by Sim.Gribelin from the Original of those famous Masters Paulo Veroneze, Iacobo Tintoreto, old Palma, Julio Romano and Andrea Schiavone in the Royal Galleries of Windsor and Kensington, are sold by Mr Charles Mathers near Temple Bar in Fleet Street, and most Print Shops in London and Westminster, and also by the said S.Gribelin at the Corner House of Banbury Court in Long-Acre, pr. 16s.’

158B The Post Boy 1st January 1711/12-1st January 1712/13

2609 January 29-31 1711/12

‘Lately publish’d, Seven large engrav’d Prints, taken from the Seven Cartons, (painted by the Famous Raphael Urbin) now in Her Majesty’s Royal Palace of Hampton Court; each Print is 27 Inches long, and 23 Inches deep. All engrav’d by a good Hand. And now sold very Cheap. The Sett is a Handsome Ornament for a Room, or Stair Case, pr.14s. in Sheets; and when neatly Framed 30s. Sold by Henry Overton at the White-Horse without Newgate, London; and by the most noted Printsellers in Great-Britain.’
136B The Post Man January-December 1706

1594 March 30-April 2 1706
‘Just published, The Trophy of Bleinheim, with several things relating to that memorable Battel, in 8 Sheets of Royal Paper, which together make a Print 4 foot 5 inches long and 3 foot and a half broad. To be sold at Mr Silver’s in Hedge Lane near the Meuse, price half a Guinea, and those put in Frames one Guinea apiece.’
Repeat 1597 April 6-9 1706
April 11-13 1706 1599
April 16-18 1706 1601
April 20-23 1706 1603
April 30-May 2 1706 1607

163B The Post Boy 1 January-2 July 1713
February 17-19 1712/13
‘Lately brought from Italy and France, several sorts of fine Original Prints, some by Senior Dorenny. Also many Heads of Antient and Modern Learned Men. The Gallery of Luxemburg intire, or in Part; many new Prints curiously Engraven by the best Hands, and not seen here before. To be sold by Joseph Smith, Printseller at his Shop in Exeter-Exchange in the Strand. N.B. There will be an Allowance to such as sell again.’

March 5-7 1712/13
‘Several fine Original Prints lately brought from France and Italy, some by Senior Dorigny; as, The Transfiguration; the taking down the Cross, &c. the Landskips of Poussin; the Views of Modern Rome, and the Statues of both Antient and Modern in 4 Vols. fit for publick Libraries. The Gallery of Luxemburg intire; or in Part. The Heads of several eminently great Men, both Antient and Modern. Engraven by the best Hands. To be sold by Joseph Smith in Exeter-Exchange in the Strand; with an Allowance to such as sell again. N.B. There are still remaining Unlet, some few Shops in the Outer-Walk of Exeter-Exchange, fit for a child’s Coat-seller, Toyman, or Hosier, or any other genteel Trade: Enquire of Mr J.Smith, Printseller in the said Exchange.’
Repeat March 31-April 12 1713
June 23-25 1713

‘This Day is publish’d, A most exact Draught of the Marble Monument erected, at Redgrave in Suffolk, to the Memory of that Great Man Sir John Holt, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of England; wherein is represented his Portraiture in full Length sitting in a Judiciary Posture, adorn’d with several curious Hieroglyphicks denoting his many excellent Virtues, &c. with a Latin Inscription wrote by Dr Hally. Sold by Phil.Overton, Print and Map Seller against Fetter Lane End, Fleetstreet. Pr 1s. 6d.’

141 BB The Post Boy January-December 1708

February 21-24 1707/8
‘Lately Publish’d, A Celebrated Amusement, call’d the Ass-Age, or, the World in Hieroglyphick, curiously Engrav’d on Copper-Plate: And whereas it has been Counterfeited in Wood, wherein it is disfigur’d, and many things left our [out]: That no Encouragement may be given thereto, This is to acquaint the World, that the Copper-Plate sold before for 6d. will now be sold for 3d. sold by J.Morphew near Stationers Hall. Also the Lawyers Coat of Arms, dedicated to their Clients, for the use of Michaelmas Term.’

A couple of months missing.

November 20-23 1708
‘The Twelve Half-Length Figure of Sir Anthony Vandicke, curiously engrav’d by the late Mr Peter Lombart, being one of the best Performances in Engraving; and very proper to adorn any Rooms, closets, & c. are sold by Simon Gribelin, living at the Corner House of Banbury-Court in Long-Acre, as also by Mr Charles Mather, near Temple-Bar in Fleetstreet, and by most Print-shops in London and Westminster. Price One Guinea.’

127B The Post Man January 1704-December 1704

August 12-15 1704
‘A Large Print of Edyston Light House, on two Sheets of Imperial Paper, the Prospect taken and Engrav’d by the late Mr Henry Winstanley, Contriver and Builder of the said Light House are to be sold at the Water Works near Hide Park, and at his late Dwelling House at Littlebury in Essex, and at Mr John Bretts an Apothecary at the Blue Boar near St Clements Church in the Strand.’

October 31-November 2 1704
‘Mr Baston’s Prospect of part of her Majesty’s Navy engraven on two Plates, encouraged by the Subscriptions of both Houses of Parliament, and many other Gentlemen and Artists, is now sold by Mr Mount, Bookseller on Tower Hill, Mr King at the Globe, and Mr Crouch at the Bell in the Poultry, Mrs Kirton at the Salmon and Trout on the North side of St Paul’s Church, and by Mr[s?] Hart at the Blue Balls upon the Balcony in Arundel street. Price 4s. in Sheets.’
146BA The Post Boy 1709 (didn’t get exact dates! Jan to Dec?)

March 1-3 1708/9
‘This Day is publish’d, An Exact Prospect and Section of the Light-House on the Eddystone-Rock off of Plimouth, rebuilt pursuant to an Act of Parliament made the 4th and 5th Years of the Reign of Her Sacred Majesty Queen Ann; by the Direction and Care of the Hon.Col.Lovett and Mr J.Rudyerd, Gent.Engraven by Mr Sturt, and sold by Philip Overton, Print and Map-Seller, at the Golden Buck against St Dunstan’s Church, Fleetstreet. Price 1s.6d.’

March 10-12 1708/9
‘Now publish’d, BRITANNIA ILLUSTRATA: or views of several of the Queen’s Palaces; as also of the principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry; curiously engraven on eight Copper-plates. Sold by David Mortier, at the Erasmus’s Head in the Strand; Dan Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St Paul’s Churchyard; Henry Overton, at the White Horse without Newgate; and Joseph Smith at the Picture-shop, the West-end of Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand; and at most Print-shops in London.’

Repeat March 12-15
March 15-17
March 17-19 correction actually 80 plates
First satire I’ve found.
December 12-14 1710
‘The Funeral of the Low Church, or the Whiggs last Will and Testament, curiously engraven on a Copper Plate. Printed on a fine Dutch paper, with an Heroic Poem explaining the whole. To be sold by W.Pennock at the picture Shop in Pannier-Alley in Pater-Noster-Row. Price 2d. where is to be had Faults on both Sides, a Copper Plate. Price 1d.’

62A The Intelligencer 4th January-26th December 1664
July 18 1664 p459
‘Amoris Effigies: sive quid sit Amor 3 Effligtanti Responsum Roberti Waring ex AEde Christi Oxon.Art.Mag. & Academiae Procuratoris. Ambo Prostant apud Rogerium Danielium in vigo vulgo vocate Pater Noster Row.’

59A Mercurius Publicus 3 July 1662-1 January 1663

December 4-11 1662
‘Newly Extant, that large treatise formerly promised and much expected, of his Majesties entertainment, passing through London with the whole Cavalcade, and the four Arches, in Sculpture. As also, a Narrative, and Sculptures of his Majesties solemn Coronation, not till now published; by John Ogilby Gent. Sold by Richard Marriot and Thomas Dring at their shops in Fleet-street 1662.’

Print Adverts in The Term Catalogues

Transcripts of the Term Catalogues typed 29th May 2003

February 9th 1674

A true Chronology of all the Kings of England, from Brute the first King unto our most Sacred King Charles, Monarch of the whole Isles. Price, 1s. Printed by William Sherwin, and sold by Robert Clavell in Little Britain.

November 26th 1677

Art’s Master-piece; being a new Picture of his sacred Majesty K.Charles the Second, as large as the Life: first painted ad vivum by Mr.Lely, his Majesties Painter; and then curiously Ingraven by Mons.Vanderbank, and now printed in one sheet of extraordinary large paper for that purpose. Both sold by John Overton at the White Horse, without Newgate.

February 28th 1678

The Famous Hospital of the World. A true prospect of new Bedlam in Moorfields, London, for the cure of persons distracted. Drawn in one large Emperial sheet of paper. Printed, coloured, and sold, by R.Green at the Rose and Crown in Budge Row.

Cards Jocoust; representing in lively Figures, some remarkable persons, with Verses under each, the better to explain the same. Price 1 s. Sold by H.Brome at the Gun in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

December 6th 1678


A Thankful Remembrance of God’s mercy for his deliverance from Popish Plots and Treasons, from the beginning of the Reign of Q.Elizabeth. Illustrated with Emblems, and explained in verse. Price 6d.; Coloured, 1s. Sold by J.Garret at the Exchange Stairs, in Cornhill.

A collection of the most bloody usage of the Christians in the Ten first persecutions under the Heathen Emperours: with a short parallel of the like by the Pope and that Party in Germany, Bohemia, etc.; especially in England in Q.Mary’s dayes, their attempts against Q.Elizabeth, the Gunpowder Treason and the Rebellion in Ireland. All represented in a large Copper plate. Price 1s.

Minerva et septem Artes Liberales, or The Cambridge Almanack for the year 1679. Price 1s. Both sold by J.Overton at the White Horse, without Newgate.

A New Map of all England and Wales; wherein are delineated the Roads, and the number of reputed Miles between Town and Town, without Scale or Compass. The price 1s.; Coloured and pasted, 2s. 6d. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe and Compasses in St.Paul’s Churchyard, and R.Morden at the Atlas in Cornhill.

A Complete Almanack, Adorned with Sculptures of the twelve moneths; wherein is delineated the actions of each month. Price 6d. Printed for J.Garret at the Exchange Stairs, in Cornhill.

The Ancient and Loyal City of York, in a Broadside. Sold by T.Flesher at the Angel and Crown in S.Paul’s Churchyard.

June 1679

The Heads of Twelve Roman Emperours, neatly graven in half sheets; with Verses of their Lives and Deaths. Price 1s. Sold by R.Green at the Rose and Crown in Budge row.

November 1679

The Prodigal Son sifted, or The lewd Life and Lamentable end of Extravagant persons emblematically set forth, for a warning to unexperienced youth. Both sold by J.Overton at the White Horse, without Newgate.

Panchronologia, or An Instrumental Kalendar; shewing the Dominical Letter, Prime Epact, Day of the week and month; the moveable and fixt Feasts; the Terms; the new and full Moons, her place, age and Southing; High water at London Bridge; the Sun’s place, right ascension, declination, rising, and setting; Eclipses; hour of the day in most places; the hour of the night by the Stars; and this according to the Julian or Gregorian account, for any time past or to come. Price in Paper, 1s.; in a frame and coloured, 5s. Both sold by R.Morden at the Atlas in Cornhill.

A large sheet where Sir Edmundbury Godfrey’s murder is made visible, with his Character thereunto; wherein the several Cruelties shewed to him are lively represented in a Copper-plate. Sold by Tho.Dawkes at the Blue Anchor in Ludgate street. [also sold playing cards]

The Horrid Popish Plot lively represented in a Pack of Cards. Sold at the Peacock in St.Paul’s Churchyard, and at the King’s Arms in the Poultry.

The Knavery of the Rump lively represented in a Pack of Cards. Sold at the Peacock in St Paul’s Churchyard, and at the Black Bull in Cornhill.

May 1680

A Lively Picture of Louis Du Moulin, drawn by the incomparable Hand of Monsieur Dallé, late Minister of Charenton. Quarto Price 6d. Both sold by R.Royston, Bookseller to his Sacred Majesty.

June 1680

A Catalogue of the Names of those Martyrs who were burned in Queen Maries reign, as also the particular places where, with the years and months, and several of the days, when they suffered. Price 2d. Printed for R.Janeway in Queen’s Head Alley, in Paternoster row.

The Effigies of the Right Honourable Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, exactly drawn from the Life, and engraven by R.White, in a large sheet. Price 1s. Sold by J.Sampson, next the Wonder, Tavern, in Ludgate street; and by the Author in Bloomsbury market.

A Travelling Map of England; containing the Principal Roads: which are laid down with the commensurated Distances expressed by Pricks, which are Miles; with a stroke at every ten miles, and numbered with 10, 20, 30, etc., from the Towns from whence the Road commenceth, so that the distance between London and any other Town on the Road may be known by inspection: being extraordinary useful, and the readiest Guide for any that travel on the Road. Sold A.Tooker, over against Ivy Bridge, in the strand; R.Green at the Rose and Crown in Budge Row; and W.Battersby at Thavies Inn Gate, in Holbourn. At these places is to be sold the Print of K.Charles the Second, very like, (Ingraved by P.Vanderbank) on Imperial Paper; also Tables of Accounts, being sums ready cast up.

The Lively Effigies of Mr. Matthew Poole, very truly like him, printed on a Paper of the same size with his Synopsis Criticorum; designed on purpose to prefix it to that work. Price 6d. Sold by T.Simmons at the Prince’s Arms in Ludgate street.

The Catholick Gamesters, or A Double Match of Bowling. Sold by W.Marshall at the Bible in Newgate street.

The Picture of Mr. Thomas Hobbes, of Malmesbury. Exactly engraven by Mr. Loggen; and sold by W.Crook at the Green Dragon, without Temple Bar. Price 6d; in a Frame, 2s.

February 1681


The true and lively Effigies of the right honourable John, late Earl of Rochester, in a large Sheet. Price 1s. Sold by J.Sampson, next to the Wonder, Tavern, in Ludgate street.

The Christian Almanack; wherein is lively represented the Papists’ bloody and horrid Plots against Protestants, not only in France 1572, but against Queen Elizabeth, their Powder Treason, Massacre in Ireland, but chiefly their last and greatest; in fifty three Particulars: shewing the day of the Month for four years and five Months, the Sunday Letter of each Year. Price 1s. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe [and Compasses] in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

The Popish damnable Plot against our Religion and Liberties lively delineated in several of its Branches; with an account of the manner of the Execution of William Viscount Stafford, on Tower Hill. Price 6d. Printed for R.Baldwin in Ball Court, near the Black Bull in the Old Baily

June 1681


A NEW Map of Tangier, six Foot long and four Foot deep; a fit size for Chimney pieces, Galleries, or Staircases. It contains twenty-two several Draughts, with the Mold, Forts, and Lines, taken on the place by Robert Thacker, Designer to the King, for His Majesties particular Use; and now published for the Satisfaction of such Nobility and Gentry as are curious to know the present State and Condition of the place to this year 1681: together with printed Explanations, and a History of things remarkable from its Original to this time. Price, with Ledges and Roller, 20s. Sold by R.Clavell at the Peacock in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

Covetousness, the Golden mean, and Prodigality, emblematically illustrated, or described on a large Broad Side. A meet Ornament for Houses. Price, white, 3d.; coloured and pasted, 6d. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe [and Compasses] in St. Paul’s Churchyard.

The Effigies of the Right Honourable Heneage, Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Chancellor of England, etc., in a large Sheet, taken from the Life, and Engraven by R.White: and sold by him, near the Golden Hart in Bloomsbury Market; and by J.Sampson, next the Wonder, Tavern, in Ludgate street. Price one shilling.

November 1682

The King, the Queen, and the Duke of York’s Pictures at length. Engraven in Copper by the best Masters for the ‘English Atlas’; and sold alone by M.Pitt at the Angel in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

The Pourtraictures of his Sacred Majesty K.Charles the Second, his Royal consort Q.Katharine, and His Royal Highness, as large as the Life, engraven on Copper Plates.

A Map of the Kingdom of Hungaria; with other bordering Countries, as Bohemia, Transylvania, Moravia, Austria, Saltzburg, Stiria, Carinthia, Sclavonia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Boscua, part of Poland, Silesia, Bavaria, State of Venice, Servia, Bulgaria, etc., corrected and amended. By W.H. All sold by J.Overton at the White Horse, without Newgate.

November 1683

3. The Effigies of Mr.Joseph Caryl, on Large Royal Paper, Price 1s. Sold by W.Marshall at the Bible in Newgate street.
5.The Picture of a Ship, on a Royal sheet of Paper; wherein is described by 130 figures upon it, all the Tackling of a Ship; with the explanation of each Figure at the bottom. Price 8d. sold by J.Garret, next the stairs of the Royal Exchange, Cornhill.
6.A description of Vienna, in its ancient and present State; with an exact and compleat account of the Siege thereof. In one sheet.
7.A true description of the strange wonderful She-Elephant, sent from the Indies, which arrived at London, August 1., 1683; with a true Pourtraiture of the wonder in Nature. In one Sheet.
8. The history of the new Plot; or A prospect of Conspirators, their designs damnable, ends miserable, Deaths Exemplary. In one sheet. All three sold by R.Taylor.

May 1684


1. THE true and exact Effigies of Roger L’Estrange, Esq., curiously designed and Engraven on a very large Copper Plate; and printed on a Royal Paper. By Robert White. Price one shilling. Sold by W.Davis in amen Corner.

[then three for the Frost fair]

5.The Picture of her royal Highness, Princess Anne of Denmark, Daughter of His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Sold by M.Pitt at the Angel in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

November 1684


1. THE Effigies of King Charles the First, in a Royal Sheet, done from an Original of Sir Anthony Van Dyke. Newly engraven by R.White, and sold by him in Bloomsbury Market. Price 1s.6d.
2. The Picture of Catharine, Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, etc., in a Royal Sheet of Paper. Price 4d.
3. The Picture of John the Third, King of Poland, in a Sheet of Royal Paper, Price 3d. Both printed for R.Walton at the Globe in St.Paul’s Churchyard
4. A Description of Buda in its ancient and present State: with an exact Account of the Siege thereof; began by the D.of Lorrain, July 14., 1684., and continued by him and the Elector of Bavaria till November 1., when the Siege was raised. In one large Sheet. Sold by W.Benbridge in Huggins Alley, in Wood street.

February 1685

2. The exact Draught of the Marble Statue of our late Gracious Sovereign, King Charles the Second, on the Royal Exchange, London; on an Imperial sheet. Price 2s.6d.
3. The true effigies of Count Staremberg; curiously engraven on a large Plate. Price 1. Both printed for D.Newman at the King’s Arms in the Poultrey.

November 1685

4.The Effigies of her present Majesty Qu.Mary: newly done from an Original, in a Royal sheet, by R.White in Bloomsbury Market.
5.A Print of Christ at his last Supper: and another of Balaam. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe in St.Paul’s Churchyard. Price of each 1s.

February 1686

2.Five new Pictures, viz. King James II., Queen Mary, King Charles I., King Charles II., and Queen Dowager: made by several Masters, and sold by J.Overton at the White Horse, without New Gate.

4.There is newly done the lively Portraiture of King Charles II., and King James II., by R.Robinson; all in Mizzo-tinto. Price of each 1s. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe in St.Paul’s Churchyard.

June 1687

4.The Royal Statue of his late Majesty Charles the Second, as it stands on the Royal Exchange, curiously engraven on a large Copper Plate. By P.Vanderbanck. Sold by D.Newman at the King’s Arms in the Poultry.

November 1687

7.The Statue of his late Majesty, King Charles the Second, in Marble on the Royal Exchange; curiously engraven and printed on one sheet of Imperial paper. Price 18d.

February 1688


1. The Crys of London, newly drawn after the Life, both Men and Women, in variety of Actions and Habits; curiously Engraven upon forty Copper-Plates, fit for the Ingenuous and Lovers of Art.
2. The true Effigies of Michael de [or rather Miguel] Molinos, chief of the Quietists; curiously Engraven upon Copper, and Printed on a sheet of Paper: drawn from the Original at Rome. Both Sold by P.Tempest, over against Somerset House, in the Strand.

[It’s four years since I made these notes. I am not sure now what the numbers next to the entries signify. It’s possible that the adverts were numbered within the columns as printed in the Term Catalogues.]

February 1702 (repeated June 1703)
The Progeny of K.James I. Engraved on a large Copper-plate; wherein is exactly laid down their several marriages into the Courts of France, Spain, Italy, and Germany (particularly the House of Hanover): with the Issues proceeding from thence, distinguishing which are Protestants and which are Roman Catholicks. Sold by W.Berry in Craggs Court, between Charing Cross and Whitehall; and B.Tooke at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleet street.

May 1702
There is newly published, The True Effigies of Her Most Sacred Majesty, Queen Anne; painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller, and curiously Engraven on Copper by (Michiel) Van der Gucht. Price 6d. Fram’d and Glass’d 18d. Sold by R.Basset at the Mitre in Fleet street; and J.Nutt, near Stationers Hall.

February 1703
The Effigies of Four Protestant Princes, viz. King Edward VIth; Henry, Prince of Wales, Son of King James Ist; Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Son of King Charles Ist; William Duke of Gloucester, Son to Her Present Majesty, Queen Anne. Finely Engraven by S.Gribeline. Printed for H.Playford in the Temple Change.

July 1706
The True and Lively Effigies of Her Sacred Majesty, Queen Anne, Prince George, King William , and Queen Mary, King James, and King Charles the Second. Painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller; and all engraved by Mr. P.Vanderbanck. Also the late and present Emperor of Germany, the French King, King of Sweden, Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene, the Dauphin; each on a Sheet of Imperial Paper. All sold by Christopher Brown at the Globe at the West End of St Paul’s.

November 1707
Victory Cards; representing, in lively Figures, on Curious Copper-plates, the most Memorable Battels, Sieges, Skirmishes, Sea-Fights, etc. Also the Effigies of theChief Confederates, drawn to the Life. Together with variety of Hieroglyphicks, drawn from the present Constitution of France, and its Monarch: the whole contrived, not only to divert the Ingenious, but to hand down to Posterity the Stupendious Victories obtained by the Arms of Her Majesty and Her Allies, under His Grave, John, Duke and Prince of Marlborough. Price 1s. Sold by J.How, J.Broomhead, and J.Morphew.

November 1708/February 1709
Prince Eugene’s Prayer; with his Character, and Picture, curiously Engraven on a Copper Plate; handsomely printed on a Broadside, fit to be put into Frames and hung up in all Families: which Prayer, for its Singular Excellency, has been admir’d by all Nations; and Translated into all Languages, and ought to be preserv’d with the Author’s Immortal Glory to all succeeding Generations. Price 3d. Sold by J.Morphew, near Stationers Hall.

May&June 1709
A Large Print of Moses, Aaron, and Joshua; with the Decalogue: curiously Engrav’d on 4 Copper Plates, and printed on 4 Sheets of Imperial Paper; which, when pasted together, makes a very handsome Print, 4 Foot deep and 3 Foot wide. (sold Henry Overton)

Auction Catalogue Belonging to Ralph Thoresby

British Museum Sale catalogues Vol 1 1716-1800

For Mr Thoresby


Colour’d and Plain; fit for Halls, chimney-Pieces, stair-Cases, closets, & C

Which will be expos’d to SALE by way of AUCTION; (or who bids most) On Thursday the 22 of November 1716 at the Royall Oack in briggate Leeds beginning at four a Clock

Conditions of sale

I. He that bids most is the Buyer.

II. The Goods to be deliver’d as they are Sold, or the Morning after; and the Monies to be paid on the delivery of the Goods.


A Large and Curious Collection of Maps and Prints, & C.

1. MAP of the World. Colour’d

——— Of Great Britain

——— Of North Britain

——— Of south Britain

5. A fine draught of the Elements

A Dutch Fancy

A Prospect of London. 2 sheets

————– Of Westminster

————– Of Jerusalem

10.———- Of St.John’s College

————– Of the Castle and Gardens of Versailles

————– Of Blenheim House

A Sett of the Roman Emperors

——– Of the Empresses

15.—- Of the Evangelists

——– Of the Apostles. Large.

——- Of Caesars. By Titian.

——- Of Caesars on Horseback

An Epitomy of Heraldry

20—— The Christian’s Coat of arms

Effigies of King GEORGE

———- Of the Prince of Wales

———- Of the Princess of Wales

———- Of Queen ANN

25——- Of Prince GEORGE

———- Of King WILLIAM

———- Of Queen MARY

———- Of King JAMES the II

———- Of King CHARLES the II

30——- Of King CHARLES the I

London Crys

A Sett of the Seasons

——— Of the Times of the Day

——— Of the Senses.


Maps and Pictures

35——- Of the 12 Months

The Tent of darius

A Dutch Droll

The Statue of Queen ANN

A Prospect of Buckingham House

40——- Epitomies of Heraldry. cobur’d

A Draught of the Commandments. Large

Large Heads. By Vanderbank

Views of Noble Mens Seats in Scotland

Prospects of the Colleges in Oxford

45——- In Cambridge

A Draught of the Commandments. small

——— Of Ships

The Mausoleum

Large Heads of Princes & C. By Gulson

50——–Duke of Marlborough on Horseback

Prints in Opticks

Lord Chief Justice Holt’s Tomb

Cebetis Tabula

Figures of the Life of Christ

55. Prospect of Trinity College

————Of the Royal Palace at Kensington

————Of the inside of Paul’s Church

————Of Chelsea Hospital

————Of King’s College Chappel

60.——– Of Hampton Court

Maps of Europe

—— Of Asia

——- Of Africa

——- Of America

65—- Of Germany

——- Of France

——- Of Spain

——- Of Holland

——- Of Flanders

70—- Of Sweden

——- Of Denmark

——- Of Turkey

——- Of England. With Tables.

——- Of Scotland. With Tables.

75—–Of the roads in England

——– Of Yorkshire

——– Of Derbyshire

——– Of Nottinghamshire

——– Of Lincolnshire

80— Caesars curiously Colour’d


Maps and Pictures

Fine Metzotinto’s. Large

Fine Ditto. Small.

A Prospect of Canaan

———— Of large Cities. 4 Sheets

85— Plan of the Hemisphere

Merry Fancies

Theatrum Passionis

Picture for Sashes. Plain

—— Ditto Colour’d

90— A Prospect of Steeples of several Churches

Prints of fine Buildings

Maps of Ancient Geography

Scripture Stories. By Vischers.

Largest Views of London.

95—Ditto. Colour’d

The Battels of Constantine

A Sett of Cartoons.

A Quaker’s Meeting. Colour’d

Flower Pots. Colour’d

100—Chimney-Pieces. Colour’d

Glorious Campaigns

Colour’d Medlies

Dutch Fancies. By Landray

—Ditto. 2 Sheets.

105 Loves of Albain

Effigies of Archbishop Sharp

—- Of the present Archbishop of York

A Large View of Oxford. 2 Sheets

King GEORGE’S Declaration. Colour’d.

110—— His Speech. Colour’d

Prospects of St.Pauls. Small.

Moll’s best Maps.

French Prints on Royal Paper.

Large Sign Prints. By Reuben.

115—Heads curiously Colour’d

scripture Historys. ditto

117 Prospects of York Minster

Large and small Maps on Cloath; finest Metzotinto’s for Painting on Glass, and great Variety of other sorts of Maps and Prints, too many to be particulariz’d.’

[I copied the catalogue out by hand in the British Museum, I hope there are no mistakes. The part in Lucida font was handwritten on the original catalogue.]


Adverts for Portraits of William and Mary

Advertisements for portraits of William and Mary appeared quickly after William formally assumed the reigns of government on 28th December 1688.

Vanderbank advertised a portrait of the Prince and Princess of Orange in The London Gazette as early as 31st December. The print is advertised again but described as a portrait of the King and Queen in The London Gazette of 21st February, just a few days after William and Mary formally accepted the Convention’s offer of the throne on 13th February.

Luttrell wrote that: ‘The 13th, the lords and commons assembled at Westminster came both houses to the banqueting house at Whitehal, and there presented the prince and princesse of Orange with the instrument agreed on for declaring them king and queen, and received their consent theretoo: then immediately the officers of arms and serjeants at arms, with the lords and commons, went and proclaimed their majesties at Whitehall gate, then between the two Temple gates, then in Cheapside and at the Royal Exchange; and the night ended with bonefires, ringing of bells, and great acclamations of joy.’

Robert White’s portrait of William and Mary was first advertised in The London Gazette on 11th April, the day of their coronation at Westminster. It was advertised again in the same newspaper on 18th November 1689, the day after Elizabeth I’s anniversary. This may have been a continuation of the practice of advertising to coincide with the November rituals.

Just a few days after the notice was placed William’s portrait at Guildhall was defaced. Luttrell wrote: ‘His present majesties picture at Guildhall was taken down the 21st, some person having defaced it by cutting out the crown and sceptre: the lord mayor and court of alderman have published an order for the discovery of the author, promising the reward of 500 l.’ The attack highlights the position of portraits as representatives of the sitter’s physical presence. This helps to explain why portrait prints were often advertised at times when the sitter was topical.

The portraits were produced at the same time as texts about the new monarchs. Poems were produced such as A Poem on the coronation of King William and Queen Mary and Francis Crake’s A congratulatory poem upon the coronation of William and Mary, King and Queen of England &c, both published by Randal Taylor. There were also ballads like The Protestants Joy; or, an excellent new song on the glorious coronation of King William and Queen Mary, etc. and other texts including The form of prayers and services used in Westminster-Abby at the coronation of the kings and queens of England: with an account of the procession from the palace to the abby, also published by Randal Taylor. [In an example of bad writing I didn’t explain why I said this in the original thesis. My point was that texts and images were released in response to the same news event, which leads one to thoughts about the visual public sphere.]

The pattern of November advertising first observed under Charles II continued under William and Mary. Catherine of Braganza’s birthday on 15th November and Elizabeth I’s accession on 17th November were still marked and the days of celebration were added to by William’s birthday on the 4th, and the anniversary of his landing at Torbay on Gunpowder day. Claydon writes: ‘An occasion which sometimes embarrassed Charles and James could be useful to William. His reformation propaganda presented him as the saviour of the same cause which had been rescued in 1605, and the coincidence of the prince’s landing at Torbay on 5 November 1688 added to the anniversary’s Orange resonance. The ceremonies of the day could thus be used to establish the providential link between England’s two salvations from popery, and to legitimate the later event with reference to the earlier.’

In November 1690 John Overton advertised a portrait of the King and Queen in The Term Catalogues. That year Luttrell recorded that ‘The 4th, being his majesties birth day, was observed here very strictly, by shutting up the shops, firing the great guns at the Tower, ringing of bells, and bonefires at night; their majesties dined publickly at Whitehall, where was a great resort of nobility and gentry, and at night was a consort of musick and a play afterwards. And the next day, being the anniversary of the gunpowder plot, (being likewise the day of his majesties landing in England,) was observed with great solemnity and general rejoicing.’ The celebrations drew attention to the monarchy and on 20th November 1690 Robert White advertised a portrait of the heir to the throne Princess Anne and her husband Prince George in The London Gazette.

In 1691 Vanderbank advertised a portrait of William and Mary after Kneller in The London Gazette of 29th October. It was undoubtedly placed because of the celebrations surrounding the 4th and 5th of November. An advertisement for a print of an arch erected at Cheapside to commemorate the events of the 4th and the 5th was also advertised in The London Gazette of 9th November 1691.

November 1691 also saw an advertisement placed in The Term Catalogues for: ‘The Monarchs of England, from the Heptarchy to their present Majesties K.William and Q.Mary; curiously Engraven on Copper, taken from Medals and Original Paintings: with a Compendious History of their several Reigns by Guy Miege, Gent. Printed for T.Basset at the George in Fleet street.’

In the next reign a number of portraits of Queen Anne were advertised to coincide with the days of national thanksgiving held for the War of the Spanish Succession. Under William and Mary days of thanksgiving and fasting were also organised for the War of the Grand Alliance and in 1693 a fast was held every month between May and October. On 17th August 1693 the Calligraphic engraver John Sturt advertised an unusual portrait of William and Mary in The London Gazette: ‘The Effigies of King William and Queen Mary, with the Lords Prayer, the Creed, and Ten Commandments; the Magnificat, the Prayer for the King and Queen; the Prayer for the Royal Family; the Prayer for Clergy and People; the Prayer of St Chrysostom; and the Blessing, Engraven within a Circle, two Inches and Quarter Diameter. Engraven and Sold by John Sturt in Crane Court in the Old Change near St Paul. Price 2s.’ The inclusion of prayers suggests that this was marketed towards consumers who wanted a print to mark the days of national thanksgiving and fasting.

When William’s absences abroad left him unable to govern, his administration was left under the control of the Lord Justices. On 13th July 1695 Robert White advertised a group portrait of the Lord Justices of England in The Post Boy. Then on 15th October 1698 a portrait of ‘the Effigies of their Excellencies, the nine Lord Justices of England, for the Administration of the Government in his Majestys absence’ was advertised in The Post Man by Hall, Green and Savage.

Portrait Print Advertising Under James II

This is an abridged version of the section on James II in chapter 4 of my Ph.D thesis. 

Portrait print advertising under James is characterised by a restricted range of domestic sitters in comparison to the preceding and following reigns. With the exception of the image of Titus Oates in 1685, all domestic [i.e. not related to events abroad] portraits advertised under James II depicted members of the English royal family. This can partly be explained by the length of the reign, which was so brief that it reduced the opportunity for a diverse range of sitters. No portraits were found advertised in 1688 until after William’s seizure of power, so the period under study is just three years long.

From the late 1670s up until 1714 portrait print advertising was dominated by portraits of members of the British royal family. It would therefore be more surprising if they did not dominate James’ short reign. The restricted range of sitters is also a reflection of the differences between events in the reigns of the four later Stuarts. England was not at war during James II’s reign. This meant that there could be no portrait prints of military leaders of the type advertised between 1688 and 1713.

In May 1685 the portrait of Titus Oates in the pillory was advertised in The Term Catalogues because of his trial for perjury by a London jury at the King’s Bar. The trial began on 8th May and Oates received his sentence, which included several annual appearances in the pillory, on 16th May.

In 1685 and 1686 advertisements were placed for portrait prints of James II, Mary of Modena, Charles II, Charles I and Catherine of Braganza. In 1687 two notices were placed for pictures of Charles II. After that no more advertisements appeared until the regime change of 1688. This pattern of advertising probably reflects changes in James’ popularity as his reign progressed. The last advertisement for his portrait was placed in 1686. In early 1687 he turned away from his Anglican advisors and began pursuing his pro-Catholic policies with greater force. It is very probable that his portrait was not advertised in 1687 or 1688 because his lack of popularity meant that there was no longer a demand for it.

In the May 1685 issue of The Term Catalogues Robert Walton advertised two portraits of James II. The advertisement appeared shortly after James’ coronation at Westminster Abbey on 23rd April. It is likely that the advert was placed to meet demands for portraits of the new king.

On 16th July 1685 Vanderbank’s portrait of James II was advertised in The London Gazette. It is possible that Vanderbank placed the advertisement in response to consumer demand for images of the new monarch. However the fact that this advertisement appeared quite some time after James’ accession and coronation suggests an alternative explanation. (In comparison the advertisements for portraits of William and Mary that Vanderbank placed after their arrival appeared just days after the establishment of the new regime.) In July Luttrell recorded that on ‘The 12th came out his majesties proclamation for a solemn and publick thanksgiving throughout the kingdome the 26th instant, for his majesties late victories over the rebels.’ The portrait was marketed just days after the thanksgiving for the Duke of Monmouth’s defeat was announced and it was undoubtedly for this reason that the advertisement appeared. Portraits were regularly marketed near days of thanksgiving under Queen Anne.

Robert White advertised his portrait of James’ consort Mary of Modena in The Term Catalogues of November 1685 and The London Gazette of 26th November. Griffiths identifies this as part of White’s open ended series of royal portraits. These portraits included Charles I, Charles II and James II and they were also promoted in the same notice. It is possible that this notice was placed in response to demand for images of the new Queen. The precedence of previous November advertising suggests that the portraits could have been advertised together because the celebrations of this month had made the royal family topical. Luttrell’s diary shows that the celebrations were reduced during James II’s reign but still widely marked. In 1685 he wrote that: ‘The 5th, being gunpowder treason day, there were sermons at the churches in London, but little or no ringing of bells, nor hardly any bonefires at night, except two or three in some places, as formerly was usuall.’ Another possibility is that the portrait was advertised because Mary had aroused interest by suffering some minor injuries in a riding accident in October.

Advertisements for Vanderbank’s print of Grinling Gibbons’ Royal Exchange statue of Charles II were placed for different reasons. After the statue was erected in the spring of 1684 Gibbons obtained a rare patent to protect his rights over its reproduction in prints.

In 1685 Vanderbank’s engraving of the statue was advertised by Dorman Newman in the Observator of 12th January and The Term Catalogues of February. It was later marketed in The Term Catalogues of June and November 1687. In the notice of January 1685 the print cost 2s. 6d. but by November 1687 it had dropped to 1s. 6d. This is because it was a later impression and of a lower quality due to the repeated use of the plate. The successive number of impressions supports the view that there was a demand for this image. The first advertisement of January 1685 was placed because of interest in the new statue but the second in February could have been a response to Charles II’s death on 6th February. In the same issue of The Term Catalogues an advertisement was placed for: ‘Miscellaneous Poems: with some Remarks on the Death of Charles II., and the happy Succession of King James II., in a Poem to the Magistracy of England. John Whitehall. Quarto. Printed for T.Salusbury at the Black Lyon, Post Office in Fleet street.’ There is no clear evidence to suggest why the print was advertised again in June and November 1687. It may have been in response to the continuing popularity of this print. The precedence of earlier November advertising suggests that the final notice were placed to coincide with the ritual days of that month.

In February 1686 two sets of royal portraits were advertised in The Term Catalogues. John Overton advertised portraits of ‘King James II., Queen Mary, King Charles I., King Charles II., and Queen Dowager: made by several Masters’ and Robert Walton advertised ‘King Charles I., after Sir Anthony Vandyke, King Charles II., and King James II., by R.Robinson; all in Mizzo-tinto.’ It is likely that the notices appeared because February 1686 was the first anniversary of Charles II’s death and James II’s accession to the throne. In late January 1686 Luttrell recorded that: ‘The late kings effigies at length is done in his robes in waxwork, and is putt amongst the tombes at Westminster.’ Evelyn wrote that on the ‘6: Being his Majesties day, on which he began his Reigne; By Order of Council, it was to be solemniz’d with a particular Office, & sermon, which the Bis: of Ely preached at W:hall: on 11: Numbers: 12: a Court-Oration, upon the Regal Office & c: It was much wonder’d at; that this day which was that of his late Majesties death, should be kept as festival, & not the day of the present Kings Coronation: It is said, that it had formerly ben the costome, though not ‘til now, since the Reigne of K.James. 1.’

On 19th August 1686 Edward Cooper placed an advertisement in The London Gazette for ‘the Portraicture of their Majesties and all the Royal Family Compleated from the Originals, Painted by Mr. Wissing.’ Cooper appears to have had an arrangement with Wissing for the exclusive publication of his paintings. This portrait may have been placed because James II was touring the west of England in order to raise support for parliamentary members who would carry out his pro-Catholic policies. In August Luttrell wrote that: ‘The 23d, his majestie began his progresse into the west: that night he lay at Marlborough; the 24th at the duke of Beaufords at Badminton; the 25th at Bristoll; the 27th at Bridgewater, and saw Sedge moor in his passage; the 28th at the earl of Pembrokes at Wilton; the 29th at Southampton; the 30th at Portsmouth; and the 31st the king returned to Windsor.’ It is possible that the portrait was marketed towards consumers in the West Country.

In December 1686 Isaac Beckett and Alexander Browne advertised prints of ‘their Majesties Effigies, after the last Paintings. By Mr. Largilitere.’ Beckett’s notice was placed in The London Gazette of 9th December and Browne advertised in the same paper on 13th and 20th December. In this case the placement of two similar advertisements is not evidence for the sitters’ topicality. Griffiths suggests that Beckett and Browne both released reproductions of the painting of James II because of a confusion over who had the rights to reproduce the picture.

Earl of Rochester – February 1681

The Earl of Rochester died in July 1680. When Jacob Sampson advertised his portrait in The Term Catalogues in February 1681, he was responding to the considerable interest that had been aroused by the sitter’s deathbed repentance of his debauched life and his turn to Christianity.

Several tracts were published in 1680 and 1681 discussing Rochester and his conversion. Rochester’s conversion was seen as a victory against the growing atheism of the age because he had lived his life as an avowed atheist and his writings had personified the court’s debauchery.

Thomas Thynne Murder Victim

Thomas Thynne’s portrait was advertised by Langley Curtis and Edward Cooper in the True Protestant Mercury of 21st February 1682 and later by Robert White in the same newspaper on 8th April.

Both advertisements appeared because Thynne was murdered in Pall Mall on 12th February after parting from his friend the Duke of Monmouth just fifteen minutes earlier.

Amidst the initial speculation surrounding the murder it was thought that it was ‘a design against him and the duke of Monmouth’ but it was soon discovered that his assassination had been ordered by his Swedish love rival Count Königsmark who “had some pretensions to the lady Ogle, whom Mr. Thin had since married:” [Luttrell, State Affairs, vol 1, p.164]

Königsmark and the three assassins were taken prisoner but the Count escaped to France after being released on bail. The other men were executed in early March. Thynne was buried in Westminster Abbey on 9th March.

Thynne’s murder excited a lot of attention including that of John Evelyn, who went to view the embalmed body of one of the murderers ‘it being one of the first, which was embaulmed by a particular art invented by one Will: Russell a Coffin Maker.’ [The diary and correspondence of John Evelyn, p.286.]

The portrait was part of a stream of printed response to the events.

Heneage Finch

When Robert White’s portrait of Heneage Finch was advertised in The Term Catalogues of June 1681 it was because the Lord Chancellor had been made Earl of Nottingham in the previous month.

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