17th century advertising prints for tobacco agent Custom House London

Unsure of language of text, but can decode ‘Hen Saunders...agent...Custom House Thames London’. Henry Saunders?

Man sitting on a pillow, smoking on a very long pipe. Turkish?

Two prints, slightly different images. Undated, but style suggests pre-1700.

Laid paper.

Some folds in the paper not affecting images, rust spots.

#1: Paper: 9.5 X 14.5 cm  Image: 7 X 10 cm

#2: Paper: 12 X 18.5 cm Image: 6.75 9.25 cm

 

The Custom House, on the north bank of the Thames in the City of London was formerly in use for the collection of customs duties. It was in use for many centuries and rebuilt on a number of occasions.

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