A history of Madeira : with a series of twenty-seven coloured engravings, illustrative of the costumes, manners, and occupations of the inhabitants of that island.
- London : R. Ackermann, 1821.
- Physical Description:
- v, , 118 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsDP702.M16 C66 1821+ Copy 1 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court.
Aquatint engravings are unsigned.
Title page includes an aquatint vignette.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 150
Colas, R. Bibliographie générale du costume et de la mode, 1455
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 189
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in publisher's blind-stamped orange cloth. Aquatints are hand-colored. Bookplate: Cyril Kendall Butler, Bourton House. Binder's ticket: Bound by Remnant & Edmonds.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary quarter green roan and paper covered boards. Aquatints are hand-colored. Includes publisher's advertisements,  p. at end, the first page of which comprises a prospectus for The History of Johnny Quae Genus.
- Subject Terms:
- Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.Butler, Cyril Kendall -- Bookplate.Clowes, William -- Printer.Costume -- Madeira Islands -- Madeira.Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Description and travel.Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- History.Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.Monasticism and religious orders -- Habit -- Pictorial works.Remnant & Edmonds -- Bookbinder.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1821.
- Contents of the plates: Franciscan Father on a jouney
- Inside of a cottage
- Rural toil
- Peasants going to Market
- Manner of cultivating the ground
- Father & his daughter going to town
- Rural occupations
- Peasants in usual costume
- Costume peculiar to some of the Western inhabitants of the Island
- Country musicians
- Manner of bringing wine to town when clear
- Manner of drawing pipes & by means of the sledge
- An accident upon the road
- Prior of the Order of St. Francis & a lay Brother
- Franciscan Friar collecting donations for his convent
- Priests in different attire
- Lay Sisters of the Order of the Lady of Mount Carmel
- Nun and her attendant
- A lady and her servant going to Church
- Usual manner of travelling in Hammocks
- Manner of visiting among the Ladies at Funchal
- Members of the Senate
- Official dress of the members of the Camera or Senate on the death of the King and accession of his successor
- Officer & Private of the Garrison of Funchal
- West view of Loo Fort.