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[Frontispiece] Walpoole's New & Complete British Traveller

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[Frontispiece] Walpoole's New & Complete British Traveller : G.A.Walpoole

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Drawn by Hamilton and engraved by Thornton, this frontispiece is printed with its own detailed explanation: "This Superbly Elegant Frontispiece Represents Britannia (attended by Prudence, Justice, Temperance, & Fortitude) holding out an Olive Branch to the four Quarters of the World, who are pressing forward to receive it, while the God of the Seas pours out of a Cornucopia the Riches of the Globe at her Feet. The Angel of Truth is represented as dictating to the Genius of our Work, an Account of the various subjects to be described in This New British Traveller; a Youth and a Lover of the fine Arts are hearkening with Attention to the Discourse. The three Young Cupids supporting & surveying a Map of Great Britain &c represent the Genius of England, Scotland & Ireland. Mercury is seen flying to announce the publication of Walpoole's New British Traveller while Fame sounds her Trumpet in Praise of this delightful & beneficial performance. At a distance on a Hill is the Temple of British Worthies, in the back Ground is a View of the Cornish Mount, Naval Force, Agriculture, Sculpture, &c. The Arms of England, Scotland, & Ireland, withthe Ruins of Stone Henge, Antiquities, a Post Chaise allude to the extensive nature of This entire New Performance." Published by Alexander Hogg
region: Title Pages
mapmaker: G.A.Walpoole
place and date of publication: London 1784
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 325 x 195
ref: 34055

Price: £ 80

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