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Swinburne, Henry, 1743–1803
Travels through Spain, in the years 1775 and 1776 : in which several monuments of Roman and Moorish architecture are illustrated by accurate drawings taken on the spot / by Henry Swinburne, Esq.
London : Printed for P. Elmsley, in the Strand, MDCCLXXIX [1779]
Physical Description:
vii, [15], ix-xv, [1], 427 p., [20] leaves of plates ([6] folded) : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DP34 .S84 1779+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engraving by Henry Swinburne, Francesco Giomignani, and Carlo Nolli; after Henry Swinburne.
" ... shortly after publication six further plates and several leaves of letterpress were prepared and included with copies.The new letterpress is signed A⁴, B⁴(-B4), and bears a 'Table of contents' (A1-3), an 'Index of Persons' in two columns (A4-B1), an 'Index of Plates' in two columns (B2-3A) and 'Errata.' (B3 verso)"--British Architectural Library.
Signatures: a⁴ A-Yy⁴ 3A-3H⁴ 3I²
Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara 2548
English short title catalogue, T88882
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 4119
A chronological table of the Kings of Spain: p. ix-x.
A Table of weights, measures, and coins: p. xi.
Itinerary: p. xii-xv.
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound in contemporary calf; rebacked. Appears to be the later issue as described in the British Architectural Library. Contains the 6 extra plates and extra leaves of letterpress, as described. British Art Center extra-illustrated with laid in colored engraving ("Montesa"). Bookplate: HKB.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Roman -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Elmsley, P. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1779.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1779.
HKB -- Bookplate.
Islamic architecture -- Spain -- Early works to 1800.
Spain -- Antiquities, Roman -- Early works to 1800.
Spain -- Civilization, Islamic -- Early works to 1800.
Spain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Giomignani, Francesco, engraver.
Nolli, Carlo, d. ca. 1770, engraver.

  • Plates: Arch of Hannibal
  • Arch of Barra
  • Tomb of the Scipios
  • Venta del platero
  • Saxe
  • Plan of the Alhambra
  • Gates of the Alhambra
  • Great bath of the Alhambra
  • Court of the Lions
  • Pieces of architecture
  • Entrance of the tower of the two Hermanas
  • Plan of the mosque of Cordova
  • East front of the mosque
  • Chapel of the Koran.

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