Fine 19th Century birdseye view of Glasgow, published as a supplement the The Illustrated London News in the March of 1864.
A remarkably detailed panorama, illustrating the central part of Glasgow, with heavy commercial traffic seen in the streets, numerous ships on the River Clyde, factories belching out smoke and the Trossachs are seen in the distance.
All of Glasgow's major municipal buildings and open public spaces are engraved.
Thomas Sulman, creator of the view, enrolled at the Working Men’s College in London in 1854 and trained as an engraver and illustrator. After his studies he fulfilled many commissions, including work for Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but made his lasting impression as Architectural Illustrator for the Illustrated London News between 1859-1888. During this time he became a specialist in capturing panoramic views of flourishing cities including London, New York, and here Glasgow.