The Professor's Dream
Charles Robert Cockerell
RIBA no. DR164/3
RIBA Library Drawings Collection
This image entitled 'The Professor's Dream' depicts buildings from cities around the world including St Peter's Basilica, the Taj Mahal, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Florence Cathedral, Bramante's Tempietto (little temple) in Rome, the Pantheon in Rome, the Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Crystal Palace, the Arc de Triomphe and a wide variety of temples, obelisks, columns, spires and domes.
Cockerell (1788-1863) also made a print based on this drawing, 'The Most Famous Buildings in the World', in the 1880s showing a variety of well-known architectural landmarks from across the globe (also see www.RIBApix.com RIBA31368). It includes many of the same buildings with a number of additions including the V&A.
This drawing can be found in RIBA Print Room Box 'Exploring Skylines'.