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A detailed reproduction print showing an extract from Thomas Sulman’s Bird’s Eye View of the City of Glasgow 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.
Available as an A4 or A3 print. Please note that the extent of the image differs slightly between sizes. Please see the product images.
The original panoramic prints were bound in and folded in several places in order to fit within the newspaper size and while these reproductions have been restored digitally imperfections may exist.