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Wilkins, William, 1778-1839, author, illustrator.

The antiquities of Magna Graecia / by William Wilkins, Jun., M.A. F.A.S., fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Additional Title(s):

Antiqvities of Magna Graecia.

Cambridge : Printed at the University Press by Richard Watts, and published by Longman, Hurst, Orme, and Rees, Paternoster-row, London, MDCCCVII [1807]
Physical Description:
[6], xxii, 74, [2] pages, [73] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, maps, plans ; 57 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
T 128 Folio A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Illustrator names are not recorded but probably the work of William Wilkins and Agostino Aglio. See Bryan.
Engravings by William Angus, James Caldwall, Wilson Lowry, Thomas Medland, Samuel Porter, John Roffe
Plate imprints vary. For full description, see Abbey.
"Published at £10. 10s. in boards. Priestley & Weale bought the copyright and offered the book at £8. 8s. in boards in 1821."--Abbey
"Twelve engravings appear in the text, of which three, on pages 22, 50, and 70 are unsigned aquatints, while three others, on pages (1), (10), and (55) are maps."--Abbey.
Prideaux, S.T. Aquatint engraving, pages 232, 356
Bryan, M. Dictionary of painters and engravers, volume 1, page 8
Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara, 2719.
Includes list of subscribers on pages [5]-[6] of first sequence before the introduction
Includes bibliographical references
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 128
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Plates are not colored. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Bookplate: J.H. Hodgetts Foley.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Italy -- Magna Graecia.
Architecture, Greek -- Italy -- Magna Graecia.
Hodgetts Foley, J. H. (John Hodgetts), 1797-1861 -- Bookplate.
Italy -- Antiquities.
Magna Graecia (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Aquatints -- 1807.
Engravings -- 1807.
Stipple engravings -- 1807.
Watts, Richard, active 1816-1844, printer.
Aglio, Agostino, 1777-1857, illustrator.
Jeakes, Joseph, engraver.
Angus, W. (William), active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Caldwall, James, 1739-1819, engraver.
Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824, engraver.
Medland, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Porter, Samuel, active 1792-1842, engraver.
Roffe, John, 1769-1850, engraver.
Cambridge University Press, printer.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, publisher.
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