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Londesburgh English estate. Beeverell antique print c1727

Londesburgh English estate. Beeverell antique print c1727

by Beeverell, James

Antique Engraving of Londesborough, grand English estate.
Vivit post funera virtus (Virtue outlives death) is also the motto carved on the top of the War Memorial on Victoria Embankment in London).

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 "Estates of Great Britain and Ireland, Useful and Curious Works". This exquisite little engraving (with later fine hand-tinting with watercolour) is printed on watermarked paper with two vertical fold marks, for a pocket edition by James Beeverell published in 1727 by prominent mapmaker of Leyden, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), reducing the grand views of eminent topographical draughtsman Johannes Kip (1653-1722) for “Britannia Illustrata, ... Nobility or Gentry of Great Britain”, 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: apBeev769Price: $220.00