Full size reproduction print of ‘Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow’, 1864, Thomas Sulman
A spectacular reproduction panoramic print showing a Bird’s Eye View of the City of Glasgow in 1864 taken from a drawing by Thomas Sulman (1834-1900) and published in 1864 as a supplement to The Illustrated London News. This example was expertly hand coloured. Reproduced from Glasgow City Heritage Trust’s original copy of the map and digitally restored. Printed on high quality 170gsm uncoated paper.
Sulman studied at The Working Men’s College between 1854 and 1858, where he was a student of, and later an engraver for, Dante Gabriel Rossetti; he was influenced by the positivist thinkers at the college. He became a specialist in using balloons to produce birds-eye views of cities including London, Oxford, Glasgow and New York City. These views, as hand-coloured engravings produced with the help of London engraver Robert Loudan Sr., were featured in The Illustrated London News from the 1860s, and were sometimes produced to a fold-out six foot length.
Overall size of print is 100cm x 48cm with large margins, perfect for mounting and will look spectacular once framed
These panoramic prints were bound in and folded in several places in order to fit within the newspaper size and while this reproduction has been restored digitally imperfections may exist. An outstanding display piece once mounted and framed.