Fine early view of St. James's Park, engraved by Johannes Kip and first published in 1707.
The image originally appeared in Britannia Illustrata, one of the most important English topographical works of the eighteenth century. It was first published in 1707 and appeared in several other works in 1712 and 1715.
Johannes Kip (1653-1722) was a topographical engraver. Born in the Netherlands, he had immigrated to England by 1690. His most famous work are the engravings of country houses in Britannia Illustrata (1707), which he produced with Leonard Knyff. He also contributed to the 1732 expanded edition of the Churchill brothers voyage collection.