The North Prospect Of Canterbury..

CANTERBURY - HOLLAR, WENCESLAUS..

Mounted in recent acid-free card. Image shows traces of old folds but is otherwise in very good condition.

£450.00

Details

HOLLAR'S ENGRAVING OF CANTERBURY IN ITS RURAL SETTING, c.1675

Publisher

[London]: John Ogilby.,

Date

[c.1675].

Synopsis

Hoo. johnson delineavit. w. hollar fecit. this sculpture, containing the prospect and groundplott of canterbury with the cathedrall thereof is most humbly presented and dedicated [to gilbert, archbishop of canterbury, i.e. gilbert sheldon, 1663-1677] by john ogilby esq his majesties cosmographer.

Item Description

Original etching. Image size 22 x 7.5 inches. Good impression with narrow margins, uncoloured as issued. Dedication in cartouche on right hand side and coat of arms on left hand side cartouche with title in scroll in centre.

Notes

This etching was originally published in the 1650s and reprinted several times by a variety of publishers. This is an Ogilby edition, and although it is impossible to date the impressions in an accurate sequence, this version would be from the second half of the seventeenth century, c.1675.
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) was born in Prague and spent the years 1637-1644 and most of the period from 1652 onwards in England. His output of work was prolific: 'It is largely from Hollar's many etchings and drawings that we know what England looked like in the middle of the seventeenth century.' John Ogilby (1600-76) was a publisher and geographer, who was appointed cosmographer to Charles II in 1671. His collaboration with Hollar began in 1652, when the engraver produced the plates for Ogilby's translation of Virgil and continued until 1675, when he engraved the title page for Britannia, Ogilby's strip map road book of Britain.
A fine view of the entire city of Canterbury in its rural setting, surrounded by fields and woods.

[Stock No. 19688]

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