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Creator:
Swinburne, Henry, 1743-1803, ill.
Title:
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.
Published/Created:
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.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DP34 .S84 1779+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
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
Cicognara, L. Catalog ragionato dei libri d'arte, 2548
ESTC (RLIN), T88882
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 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.
Contents:
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.
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.
Contributors:
Giomignani, Francesco, engraver.
Nolli, Carlo, d. ca. 1770, engraver.
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