The Mint at the Tower of London 1809. Original antique aquatint from Ackermann’s Repository.


Original hand-coloured antique aquatint of the interior of The Mint, which at the time was located at the Tower of London. It was here that the nations coins were minted. Dated in the plate, 1809. Dimensions of the print from the plate mark are approx. 11×9 inches. A nice bright, clean example of Ackermann’s work. Print has full margins which are not captured by the scan. Note: The price shown is ex VAT.

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Source: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts was an illustrated British periodical published from 1809-1829.  Although commonly called Ackermann’s Repository, or simply Ackerman’s, the formal title of the journal was the “Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions, and politics.” This image was part of a monthly publication issued by Ackermann and often ‘bound’ afterwards into the form of a book. Ackermann’s images reflected the social mores of  Regency Georgian London illustrating the lives of both rich and poor.

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