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Bryanstone in Dorsetshire. Beeverell antique print c1727

Bryanstone in Dorsetshire. Beeverell antique print c1727

by Beeverell, James

Beeverell antique print of Bryanstone, a Grand Estate of Britain where people can be seen raking fields and making hay bales.

Original fine copperplate-engraved view of a grand English country estate for Les Delices de la Grand Bretagne et de l'Irlande, Ouvrage tres utile et tres curieux which translates roughly as "The Delights of Great Britain and Ireland, Useful and Curious Works".

This exquisite little engraving by Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was printed on watermarked paper with two vertical fold marks so that it could it in a pocket-sized book by James Beeverell published in 1727 (with later hand-colour). Van der Aa reduced in size the grand views of eminent topographical draughtsman Johannes Kip (1653-1722) for “Britannia Illustrata, ... Nobility or Gentry of Great Britain” which had been published in London circa 1708.

Plate size 13cm x 16cm (5 x 6.5 inches). Page size 15 x 20cm (6 x 8 inches), with two vertical folds for pocket publication.

Stock Number: apva.B789Price: $195.00