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KIP, J. - 16 plates of English castles and houses.

KIP, J. - 16 plates of English castles and houses.
16 plates of English castles and houses. - KIP, J.
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Title : 16 plates of English castles and houses..
Map maker : KIP, J..
Date : London, 1708.
Size : 13.2 x 16.9 inches. / 33.5 x 43.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :16 very finely engraved and detailed bird's-eye views of the great English country houses, showing the architecture, formal gardens, and the surrounding landscape.
The plates showing: Henburg, Bradley, Badminton (2), Cleeve Hill, Kempsford, Coberly, Stoke Bishop, Miserden, Hampton, Clower=Wall, the Abby in Cirencester, Rendcomb, Toddington, Hales Abbey, Knole.
From The Nouveau Theater of Great Britain , celebrated for its survey of the country house in the early Georgian period, recording great Elizabethan and Baroque architecture in the series of plates drawn by Leonard Knyff and engraved by Johannes Kip. It was a period of great mercantile prosperity when many of the great country seats of England were restored and expanded.
Leonard Knyff was a Dutch artist living in England, as was Johannes Kip, who was also an engraver and print dealer. According to the Grove Dictionary of Art, The work for which Kip is best remembered is his large corpus of topographical engravings of country mansions, which were published first in 1708.

Condition : A group of 16 plates, copper engravings in dark impressions and wide margins. Paper browned. Each plate ca. 335x430cm.

ID: 11824

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