The Copper-plate magazine, or Monthly cabinet of picturesque prints : consisting of sublime and interesting views in Great Britain and Ireland, beautifully engraved by the most eminent artists from the paintings and drawings of the first masters.
- Additional Title(s):
Copper plate magazine
New copper-plate magazine
Portion of title: Monthly cabinet of picturesque prints v.1-3
Portion of title: Elegant cabinet of picturesque prints v.4-5
- London [England] : Printed for Harrison and Co. Pater-Noster Row. & J[ohn]. Walker, engraver. No. 16. Rosomans Street, Clerkenwell, [1792-1802]
- Physical Description:
- 5 v. (250 plates) : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Editor and principal engraver: John Walker.
At head of publisher's original (part) wrappers: New copper-plate magazine.
Title pages are engraved.
Alternative titles vary slightly.
Imprints undated; years of publication from monthly issues.
Imprints vary slightly; "Harrison and Co." appears on v. 1 only.
Each volume has introductory leaf. Descriptive text on recto is interleaved with engraved plate, numbered on facing page of text. Text leaves include issue number from which plate and text were cumulated, but are otherwise unnumbered. Later volumes have volume number on direction line of text pages.
Plates include great houses and significant architectural structures from various places in the British Isles. Each plate includes names of engraver and artist, but these are not indexed.
Engravings by J. Walker, T. Medland, Birrell, B.T. Pouncy, James Greig, James Heath, G. Walker, William Ellis, Fitler, Barrett, J. Storer, Roberts, J. Widnell, J. Roffe, and T. Tagg; after J.M.W. Turner, Paul Sandby, Thomas Girtin, Thomas Hearne and Thomas Malton, Esther Acklom, Miss Berniers, Edward Francis Burney, Charles Catton, Jr., Richard Corbould, George Cuit, Edward Dayes, Arthur Benoni Evans, Thomas Girtin, John Hassell, J. Hornsey, H. Jeayes, Thomas Malton, John Meheux, Conrad Martin Metz, James Moore, Francis Nicholson, John Nixon, Rev. Robert Nixon, William Orme, Alexander Reid, Philip Reinagle, Humphry Repton, Paul Sandby, Thomas Paul Sandby, William Watts, Francis Wheatley.
Crane, R.S. Census of British newspapers and periodicals, 1620-1800, 130
Last volume unnumbered on title page; has volume note at end of text.
Index of engraved places in each volume; cumulative index in v. 5.
Cumulates monthly numbers with index and added prefatory material.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies, both incomplete. Copy 1 comprises volumes 1-3. Bound in contemporary tree calf. Bookplate: Rupert Gunnis. Copy 2 comprises parts 1-12, in publisher's original printed wrappers.
New Cambridge bibliography of English literature, II:1309
Ward, W.S. Index and finding list of serials published in the British Isles, 1789-1832, p. 36
Times (London, England). Tercentenary handlist of English & Welsh newspapers, magazines & reviews, p. 46
English short title catalogue, P172
- Subject Terms:
- Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.Ireland -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.Landscape -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
- Periodicals -- England -- 18th century.
Viewbooks -- Great Britain -- 1786-1788.
- IIIF Manifest:
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