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London. Taken near the New Custom House

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View of London from the Thames, looking westwards; the new Custom House on the right with St. Paul's further along, London Bridge in the centre with Southwark and Blackfriars Bridge beyond, Westminster Abbey at far left in the distance; in foreground to left a large group of boats close together with tall masts and sails, other smaller vessels in centre of river and more boats scattered on the right. 1816. Etching, aquatint and hand-colouring.
Additional Makers: Print maker - Robert Havell I; Publisher - Thomas Sautelle Roberts
Inscription: Lettered below image with title, followed by "To the Right, is seen the Custom House, St Pauls, the Monument, &c. &c. in the Centre, London, and three other Bridges, and to the Left, Westminster Abbey, St Saviour, &c. &c.". With production details: "T. S. Roberts delt / Engraved by R. Havell & Son. No. 8 Chapel Street, Tottenham Court Road / London, Published Augt. 1. 1816 by T. S. Roberts"
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Custom House, Lower Thames Street, London, England

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