This Antique Copper Plate Engraving of the London Bridge by George Vertue 1747 is in excellent condition with the exception of slight yellowing of the page. The engraving shows obvious imprints of the plate all the way around the picture. It measures 24 ¼” x 22” in the frame. The engraving is approximately 23” x 21”. A rare find for a very important piece of history. This is an original not as photo or reprint. A little History: These were made for the Society of Antiquaries showing a view of the old London Bridge which at that time was slated for destruction and to be replaced by a new bridge. This was the third London Bridge built replacing two wooden ones in the early Middle Ages. This was the first stone bridge across the Thames river and was built by Peter Colechurch, beginning in 1176 A.A. It was in use longer than any other and is the famed “London Bridge” of nursery rhymes.Domestic: Flat-rate of $55.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from Texas
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