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Views In Scotland

22/11/2012

Views in Scotland is a compilation volume containing 295 engravings showing views of buildings and landscapes around Scotland, many of which are now substantially altered or gone. The engravings have been arranged alphabetically and bound in half leather with marbled boards possibly after 1866, which is the date of the latest engraving.

The engravings in the volume has been collected from other books and magazines and possibly bought from print sellers as well, however the collector of the engravings has not been identified. There are examples from Thomas Pennant’s 'Tour of Scotland and Journey to the Hebrides' (3rd edition 1774), 'The Gentleman's Magazine', the 1805-17 issues of 'The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany' and 'The Antiquarian & Topographical Cabinet containing a series of elegant views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain'.

The majority of the engravings were published during the first three decades of the 19th-century and includes artists, engravers and publishers like J P Neale, J M W Turner, S Hooper, Thomas H Shepherd, Paul Sandby, Joseph Swan and P Mazell.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has an ongoing programme to digitise archive material and all the engravings in this volume are now available online and can also be seen in this gallery.