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Title:
A concise and accurate description of the university, town, and county of Cambridge : containing a particular history of the colleges and public buildings, their founders and benefactors : with an account of the considerable improvements which have lately been made throughout the University : correct lists of the University officers, &c. an invariable rule for the beginnings and endings of the Cambridge terms : and other useful notes relative to the University. To which is added, an exact account of the roads, posts, coaches, diligences, stage-waggons, &c. Illustrated with several neat views of publick buildings, and a very accurate plan of the university and town.
Alternate Title(s):
Cantabrigia depicta
Edition:
A new edition, corrected and enlarged.
Published/Created:
Cambridge : Printed by J. Archdeacon, printer to the University, for J. & J. Merrill, booksellers in Cambridge, [1790?]
Physical Description:
[4], 149, [3] p., [13] leaves of plates : ill., plan ; 18 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
LF114 .C36 1790
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Originally published in 1763 under title "Cantabrigia Depicta".
Engravings by Peter Spendelowe Lamborn and John Woodyer, after John Heins.
Probable date of publication from ESTC.
Frontispiece is a folded double leaf engraved plan of Cambridge.
ESTC, T65428
BM (compact edition), v. 4, 538
Anderson, John P. Book of British topography,1970, p. 159
"Churches in Cambridge, with their patrons": p. 140-144.
"Account of the Great Roads from Cambridge": p. 145-148.
"Directions to the binder": p. 149.
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed: D. Wagstaff, 1791.
Subject Terms:
Archdeacon, J. -- Printer.
Cambridge (England) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- [1790?]
J. & J. Merrill -- Publisher.
Universities and colleges -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
University of Cambridge -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Wagstaff, D. -- Autograph, 1791.
Contributors:
Heins, John, 1732-1771, ill.
Lamborn, Peter Spendelowe, 1722-1774, engraver.
Woodyer, John, engraver.
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