Item #20642 Stonehenge, looking North East. England.

Stonehenge, looking North East.

Salisbury, England: Clapperton, Bookseller, Catherine St. Salisbury, Ca. 1850. Striking large lithograph on India laid paper of one of the most famous monuments in England, published in Salisbury around 1850. Showing visitors to the monument, including a horse drawn carriage at far left, visitor in top hat at center, and a shepherd at the right, reclining on a fallen stone, his flock visible at the right. With a small oval vignette of the monument from a greater distance at the center below the large image. Below the main image, "Pubd. by Clapperton, Bookseller, Catherine St. Salisbury Price 2s". With a caption at lower right, reading "Diamr. of the outer circle of Stones 104 feet. Do. Circle formed by the ditch 312 __ Upright of the great Hexagon 20 feet_ Estimated weight of each 70 Tons."

The Clapperton family established themselves in Salisbury in 1820, when the premises at Catherine Street were purchased; Kenneth Clapperton was a bookbinder, bookseller, printer and publisher. Walter, Kenneth's son, took over the business and began making fine art prints. He compiled and published the first Salisbury railway timetable and a cyclopaedia entitled 'Clapperton's register of facts and occurrences relating to literature, the sciences and the arts'. A guide to Stonehenge (Clapperton's Stonehenge Hand-Book Containing the Opinions of the most Eminent Writers on the Origin & Object of that Mysterious Monument of Antiquity...), a map of Salisbury and a collection of 14 views of Salisbury, all published by Walter Clapperton in the 1850s, are at the British Library.

Impression 14 3/4 x 10"; on paper 16 1/2 x 11". A bit chipped at edges, two short closed tears at bottom edge. Very good condition. Item #20642

Price: $275.00

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