A Prospect of Britain, The Town Panoramas of Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Ralph Hyde

Pavilion Books, 1994.

224pp, hardback with dust wrapper.

Generally good condition throughout. Slight discolouration to edges of pages. Minor indentations to dust wrapper in one or two places.  Signed by the author on the title page.

Between 1728 and 1753, the brothers Samuel and Nathaniel Buck travelled england and Wales to produce a series of eighty-three detailed panoramas of the "cities, seaports and capital towns". In this large, landscape book, Ralph Hyde, former Keeper of Prints and Maps at the Guildhall Library, reproduces all of them (including Deptford, Greenwich and Woolwich) with a scholarly introduction and notes on the plates.

 

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