Victoria. A folding panorama of a Royal Procession through London in 1837.


Robins’s Panoramic Representation of the QUEEN’S ROYAL PROGRESS through the City of London, on the 9th November, 1837. Displaying every portion of the Royal and Civic Procession on that splendid and memorable occasion, as well as the Whole Line of Streets from Temple Bar to Guildhall, with their numerous Decorations, the Booths of the City’s Companies, Christ’s Hospital, &c. Joseph Robins, Bride Court, Fleet Street, London 1838.                        SOLD 30th July 2022

20 panel, hand coloured, lithographic panorama, one panel [5 from the start, showing The late Lord Mayor]is supplied in good facsimile, minor marks, spots, etc and water staining to lower half, but this mainly only noticeable from the verso [shown in one picture], some folds strengthened from the rear.  The whole has been re-hinged in the original cloth boards, the front with title in gilt, the rear has taken the brunt of the water staining. A fascinating example of one of these intriguing panoramas which were popular in the 19th century – sometimes produced rolled in a tube and others in various book forms. I am not an expert on these things but would hazard that this is less often seen than the one of the Queen’s coronation. each panel is 5½ x 3½ ins meaning 110 inches in length. The rear board retains the original publisher’s advertisement. As well as the Queen and her Household and the Lord Mayor and his officials the coaches include those of  the Duke of Sussex, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, the Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duchess of Kent.  jul25/4