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Cowen, William, 1797-1860

Twelve views in Corsica / drawn, etched, and published by W. Cowen ; dedicated, by permision, to Earl Fitzwilliam.

[London] : To be had of W. Cowen, Gibraltar Cottage, Thistle Grove, Old Brompton, London; and all respectable book and printsellers, MDCCCXLIII [1843]
Physical Description:
[2] p., [12] leaves of plates : all ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DC203.9 .C69 1843+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title page printed in red.
The present illustrations wre reused, with two additions, in the author's Six weeks in Corsica.
BAC: British Art Center copy is a large paper copy with proofs before letters (on India paper). Prospectus announcing the publication tipped in before t.p. Bound in blind-stamped blue cloth binding.
Subject Terms:
Corsica (France) -- Pictorial works.
Cowen, W. -- Publisher
Etching -- Specimens -- 1843.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Corsica -- Pictorial works.
Cowen, William, 1797-1860, ill.

  • The room in which Bonaparte was born, with its furniture as it existed in his juvenile days
  • Exterior view of Bonaparte's house
  • Napoleon's grotto where he retired to study in his youth
  • The Gulf and city of Ajaccio, and Torre Di Capitello, where Napoleon commenced (in1793) his military career
  • Saint Lucia, Campo Di Loro, near Ajaccio
  • An ancient fort and distant view of Bastia
  • A ruined convent, at one period the House of Parliament, Corte
  • The entrance into Bastia
  • The Port of Bastia, Lion Rock, &c.
  • Prospect from the room of Napoleon's birth place
  • The Port of Ajaccio, the fountain of Napoleon, Hotel de Ville, &c.
  • The Castle of Corte.

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