Vue perspective du Couvent Garden

A perspective view, or vues d’optique, of the Covent Garden Market, looking towards Inigo Jones’s St. Paul’s Church, which is situated slightly to the right of center; in the foreground are shown vendors, carriages, pedestrians and other street life. The image is reversed for viewing through the lens of a Zograscope and designed to give the illusion of a deeper perspective, enhanced by the deep vanishing point and bright colour of the print.

  • TitleVue perspective du Couvent Garden [graphic].
  • PublicationA Paris : Chez J. Chereau Rue St. Jacques au desses de la Fontaine St. Severin aux a Colonnes No. 257, [ca. 1790]

Catalog Record


Acquired November 2017

Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales

  • AuthorOwen, W. (William), -1793.
  • Uniform Title[Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales]
  • TitleAn authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales : as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the stile. Noting likewise the commodities which each of the said fairs is remarkable for furnishing.
  • EditionThe second edition.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar, Fleet-street, and R. Goadby, at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, MDCCLIX [1759]

Catalog Record

62 759 Ow97

Acquired April 2017