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A very attractive and interesting 18th century prospect view of Stamford, Lincolnshire which was published in Buck’s Antiquities (London: Robert Sayer, 1743-1774).

Samuel Buck (1696-1779) and his brother, Nathaniel Buck (fl.1724-1759) were noted engravers and printmakers of the 18th century. Born in Yorkshire, the brothers first came to prominence with their ‘Antiquities’ series first published in 1724. Intended to make the Georgian public aware of Britain’s many historical monuments, they travelled throughout England and Wales sketching the various ruins of monasteries, castles and other ancient buildings. By 1742, when the project was finally completed, they had produced a total of 420 views.

With the success of the ‘Antiquities’ the Bucks then produced from 1743 a magnificent series of panoramic views entitled ‘Cities, Sea-ports, and Capital Towns’. This was a collection of 83 views of all the major cities and ports including London / Westminster, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Newcastle and Bristol. As well as being richly detailed, finely engraved and with copious amounts of information, each view is an invaluable insight into Britain’s pre-industrial urban landscape.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving and etching with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 79.4cms by 30.7cms.
  • The item is in very good condition with excellent margins; centrefolded, as issued. There is some minor offset and slight age toning to the paper. At some point the item was in a frame / mount as is particularly evident on the verso. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 230 years old.
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