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Middleton, John Izard, 1785–1849

Grecian remains in Italy : a description of Cyclopian walls, and of Roman antiquities, with topographical and picturesque views of ancient Latium / by J.J. Middleton.

Additional Title(s):

Half-title: Cyclopian walls, and Roman antiquities

London : Printed for Edward Orme, printseller to His Majesty, Bond-Street, by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1812 [i.e. not before 1819]
[London] : Printed by J.F. Dove, St. John's Square
Physical Description:
[4], 50 pages, 27 [i.e. 23], A-B leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations ; 48 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
T 165 (Folio A)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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With aquatints by Matthew Dubourg, Joseph Jeakes, and John Swaine, after Phillip Giuntotardi and J.J. Middleton.
Printer's statement for J.F. Dove from foot of page 50.
"The book was originally issued in parts, and it will be seen from the imprint dates that there was a break of eight years before the work was completed. This break is shown also in the text watermarks, which up to Chapter IV are dated 1805, and thereafter 1818. No plate, however, carries a watermark date earlier than 1818, while the frontispiece watermark is dated 1823 ..."--Abbey. The plates have imprints dated 1811 or 1819.
Includes 25 leaves of plates. The first 23 are part of the numbered sequence; the order, however, is jumbled. The final two are lettered 'A' and 'B'. For details, see Abbey.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 328
Prideaux, S.T. Aquatint engraving, pages 234, 344
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 165
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Plates are hand-colored, except for plates 'A' and 'B' at the end. Bound in half morocco and contemporary boards, with gilt edges. Bookplate: Egremont.
Subject Terms:
Classical antiquities.
Egremont -- Bookplate.
Greece -- Antiquities.
Greece -- Colonies -- Italy.
Italy -- Antiquities.
Lazio (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Megalithic monuments -- Italy.
Rome -- Antiquities.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1819-1823.
Engravings -- 1819-1823.
Orme, Edward, 1775-1848, publisher.
Dove, John Fowler, printer.
Giuntotardi, Filippo, 1768-1831, illustrator.
Dubourg, Matthew, active 1806-1838, engraver.
Jeakes, Joseph, engraver.
Swaine, John, 1775-1860, engraver.
W. Bulmer and Co, printer.

  • Plates: View from the summit of Monte Cavo
  • A view of Rome from the Monte Mario
  • View of an ancient tomb near the scite of Bovilloe
  • Albano from the road to the lake
  • Lake of Albano. 1st view
  • Lake of Albano. 2nd view
  • View from the grotto of the convent of the Capuchins at Albano
  • Continuation of the view from the summit of Monte Cavo
  • Ancient tomb in the garden at Pallazuola
  • Emissary of the Lake of Nemi
  • Nymphoeum on the borders of the Lake of Albano
  • Lake of Giuliano
  • General view of the town of Cora
  • Remains of the Temple of Hercules at Cora
  • General view of the scite of the ancient city of Norba
  • Ruins of the town of Nympha
  • Exterior of the great cyclopian gate at Norba
  • Pointed cyclopian gate at Segni
  • A cyclopian gate at Segni
  • Exterior view of the Porta San Pietro at Altari
  • Exterior of the great cyclopian gate of the ancient citadel of Alatri
  • Interior of the great cyclopian gate of the citadel of Alatri
  • Small cyclopian gate of the citadel of Alatri
  • [Line engravings of gate etc. sections]
  • [Line engravings of gate etc. sections]

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