Antique prints of Cornwall by mail order.
Devonshire and Cornwall Illustrated, From Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, W. H. Bartlett & Co. With Historical and Topographical Descriptions by J. Britton & E. W. Brayley.
London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson Newgate Street.
Attractive Views of Cornwall - 1832
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A Brief Outline of John Britton, Thomas Allom and W. H. Bartlett.
JOHN BRITTON (1771 - 1857) was originally a publican by trade. After his apprenticeship he went on to write ballads as well as dealing in hops. It wasn't until 1801 that he showed an interest in topography and began producing books in partnership with Edward Brayley. Their first Publication was entitled 'The Beauties of Wiltshire,' It was the first in a long line of topographical publications. After the seventh volume was produced, Britton seemed to lose interest in the 'beauties' series. However, he was succeeded by J. C. Smith (1778 - 1810), also a topographical draughtsman, and Britton continued to supply illustrations for the guides produced.
Britton was a self-made editor who was blessed with a great talent in the area. He called the artists that he gathered together 'scientific artists'. He later went on to produce an enormous biography which was completed and released 7 years before he died, at the age of 86.
THOMAS ALLOM (1804 -1872) was a topographical illustrator and architect. Born in London. Apprentice to Francis Goodwin as an architect.
Founder member of the RIBA and worked with Sir Charles Barry on numerous buildings. His works are generally in sepia washes and meticulous in design.
WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT (1809 - 1854) was also a topographical illustrator who was articled to John Britton. He travelled in 1830, visiting Syria, Egypt, Palestine and America. He died on this voyage around the world at sea at the tender age of 45 years.
This REFERENCE PAGE is a record of the views, with many scanned illustrations.
THIS IS A LIST OF THE STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES.
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CHURCH: Very Attractive Engraving. Male and Female Figures.
BODMIN. View Of The Town. Steel view. Very Nice Engraving. Male and Female Figures Gathering Hay. Horse with Hay Cart.
CAPE CORNWALL. From Lands End: NEAR PENZANCE. Good Steel View. Rather Attractive. Cliffs. Very Small Ship.
CARCLAZE TIN MINE. Near St Austle.. Good Steel Engraving. Very Small Figures.
CARN-BREH. Near Redruth: Nice Engraving. Hillside Ruins.
COTELE HOUSE (COTEHELE): Nice Engraving. Mansion House in Background. Female Figures Milking Cow in Foreground.
DOLCOATH COPPER MINE. CAMBORNE: Very Nice Engraving. Exterior View. Male and Female Figures Working.
FALMOUTH HARBOUR: With Pendennis Castle in The Distance. Cattle. Houses. Male and Female Figures. Children in foreground.
FALMOUTH: Attractive Engraving. Harbour and Town In the Distance.
FOWEY HARBOUR. St Saviours Chapel: And Polruan Castle. Good Steel View. Figures in Rowing Boat on Shore Line.
FOWEY. Bodinnoc Ferry: Very Attractive Engraving. View From Shore. Figures. Boats.
FOWEY. Place House: Very Nice Engraving. Small Figures On Path.
LANHYDROC HOUSE: Nice Engraving. Cattle in Foreground. House and Figures on Horses in Background.
LAUNCESTON CASTLE: Very Attractive Engraving. Ruins. Very small figure with dog.
LAUNCESTON CHURCH: Very Nice Engraving. Female Figures. Horse and Cart.
LAUNCESTON: Very Attractive Engraving. Female Figure with Child. Small Figures on Horses/Donkeys.
LOOE EAST AND WEST: Very Attractive Engraving. View Looking Down Towards Town. Ships. House. Bridge.
MOUSEHOLE AND MOUNTS BAY: Very Nice Steel Engraving. Many Boats. Fishing Boat on Shore. Figure with Fishing Nets.
MOVALL (MORVALE): Very Attractive Engraving. Sundial. Male and Female Figures. Children.
PADSTOW. Place House: Rather Nice Engraving. Female Figures and Children. Gardener Working.
PENROSE AND LOOE-POOL. Near Helston: Good Steel View. View Over Water. Woodland. Very Small Figure with Sheep.
PENRYN. Looking Towards Flushing: Very Attractive Engraving. View Over Hills and Street. Many Small Figures. Cattle.
PENTILLIE CASTLE: Very Good Engraving. Figure with Gun. Dogs. Figures Working in Gardens. Wheelbarrow.
PENZANCE. Street Scene: Very Nice Engraving. Many Figures. Horses. Female Figures in Bonnets. Horse and Carts.
PORT ELIOT: Very Attractive Engraving. Figures Milking Cow in Foreground. Small Figures on Horses.
RESTORMEL CASTLE: Nice Engraving. Ruins. Woodland.
ST AUSTLE: Street Scene. Very Attractive Engraving. Male and Female Figures. Child. Horse.
ST KNIGHTONS KIEVE. Boscastle: Good Steel View. Waterfall.
ST MAWES CASTLE: Nice Engraving. Ships. Small Figures.
ST MAWGAN CHURCH AND LANHERN NUNNERY: Good Steel View. Male and Female Figures with Dogs.
ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT: Very Nice Engraving. Small Boat on Stormy Seas. Small Figures On Shore.
CORNWALL: Steel. Uncoloured map. Vignette. The Vignette is of THE CHEESE WRING. Also There is an Inset Of The Scilly Isles. lower margin OK but tight.
TEHIDDY HOUSE: Figure Working in Foreground. Very Small Female Figures. Swans.
THE LOGAN ROCK: TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE. Good steel engraving. Very Small Figures.
TINTAGELL CASTLE: Nice Engraving. Ruins of Castle in Background. Cliffs. Figures Working.
TOWER OF PROBUS CHURCH: Steel view. Good Engraving. Horse and Cart in Foreground.
TREGOTHNAN HOUSE: Excellent Engraving. Male and Female on Horses.
TRELISSICK HOUSE: Very Attractive Engraving. Horse and Fowl. Sheep in Foreground.
TRELOWARREN. Near Helstone: Very Nice Engraving. Figures. Wheel Barrow. Very Small Horse and Carriage.
TREMATON CASTLE: Very Nice Engraving. Children Playing Female Figures in Foreground.
TRERYN-CASTLE. From Port Carnow Cove: Very Nice Steel View. Horse and Carts. Figures Working.
TREWARTHENICK HOUSE: Nice Engraving. Sheep and Cattle in Foreground.
TRURO CHURCH: Very Nice Engraving. Horse and Cart. Female Figures in Bonnets. Child.
TRURO. Street Scene: Excellent Engraving. Busy Street. Figures Selling Goods. Horses.
WATERFALL/STONE QUARRY. Near Boscastle: Good Steel View.
WHITSAND BAY. Sharrow Grott: Very Attractive Engraving. Male and Female Figures. Some Seated. Basket and Bottles.
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provide details of many of the maps, books and engravings we had the pleasure of dealing in over so
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