Crystal Palace the Exterior & the Grounds Nelson and Sons Print Views 1861

Original price was: $425.00.Current price is: $400.00.

Crystal Palace the Exterior & the Grounds Nelson and Sons Print Views 1861

Print views made by Thomas Nelson & Sons. These views typically came in a pack of twelve are were given out as souvenirs or as guides to locations. Most views were copyrighted from other photographers or artist and often hand tinted lithographs. Nelson and Sons had printing headquarters in London, Edinburgh Scotland and New York
The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000-square-foot (92,000 m2) exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m).[1] It was three times larger than the size of St Paul's Cathedral.[2] The introduction of the sheet glass method into Britain by Chance Brothers in 1832 made possible the production of large sheets of cheap but strong glass, and its use in the Crystal Palace created a structure with the greatest area of glass ever seen in a building and astonished visitors with its clear walls and ceilings that did not require interior lights. –
Not a complete set of 12 (10 total) but these views are quite rare and very collectable.
Dated to 1861 from the Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859: With a Bibliography of Nelson Prints (see snapshot picture from this reference)

10 View in Lot:
1. Rustic Bridge & Geological Garden
2. Water Temple
3. Broad Walk
4. Extinct Animals
5. The Rosary
6. Crystal Palace from the Grounds
7. Second Terrace
8. The Great Fountains
9. Park & Archery Ground
10. Valley of Rhododendrons and Cedars

Dimensions of each view = 6 ½” by 4 2/16”

Condition (7/10) Fine Overall. As you can see almost all views have some light water staining. Fortunately, the staining does not affect the color view portion but is very evident on the white boarders. All views show signs of wear. Some have small pieces of paper missing on the edges and corners. No folds. Easy to handle and not fragile.


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Weight 1 lbs