MAURER, John (1713-1761)
A Perspective View of Lincolns Inn / Vüe de Lincolns Inn
London: Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horfein Cornhill, 1741. Hand-coloured engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, a number of skillfully repaired small tears and losses, and several areas with mild surface abrasions. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches.
A fine plate of the oldest of the four inns of courts in London.
The English draughtsman and engraver John Maurer was chiefly know for his various views of London. His services were in high demand by print sellers during the mid-eighteenth century, and he engraved numerous plates for such eminent publishers as Thomas Bowles, John Boydell, and Robert Sayer.
Cf. Adams, London Illustrated 1604-1851; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 9, p. 389; cf. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, p. 140-141.