The Modern Universal British Traveller or, a New, Complete, and Accurate tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, and the Neighbouring Islands.
"Comprising all that is worthy of observation in Great Britain and containing a full, ample, circumstantial account of everything remarkable in the several cities, boroughs, market towns, villiages, hamlets, and throughout the kingdom. Being calculated equally to please the polite, -entertain the curious, -instruct the uninformed, -and direct the traveller. Being the result of an actual and late general survey of the whole kingdom. And including various maps, corrected from the latest observations, a collection of landscapes, views, that make an admorable groupe of elegant copper-plate prints. A complete road-book, a list of all the fairs, and a variety of other useful and entertaining particulars."
London, 1779-1790s • J. Cooke, publisher
Original Antique Copper Engravings on chain-laid 18th century paper.
Sheet size is approx. 14.25 x 9.5 inches, though some may have been trimmed somewhat.
Note: These prints are over 225 years old, thus there are likely some age-related condtions present on the engravings. Please have a close look at the enlarged photos by clicking on the thumbnails below. We will endeavor to point out the most glaring flaws, but expect at least some signs of age on these beautiful authentic copperplate engravings.
Perspective View of the Castle, or Royal Palace, at Windsor in Berkshire
Condition: light foxing, mainly in margins, but a one spot in center of print; typical edge/corner wear
A View of the Cascade and Grotto in Windsor Great Park
Condition: light foxing, mainly in margins; faint text offsetting; typical edge/corner wear
Perspective View of the City of Goucester, in Gloucestershire
Condition: light browning and damp stain in outer margin; dog-ear crease lower left corner outside of plate mark; soft vertical crease through center (barely noticeable)
View of Lumley Castle in the Bishoprick of Durham
Condition: paper loss upper left; short tears in upper margin; a few tiny fox marks
View of Cliefden House in Buckinghamshire
Condition: large dampstain in upper and upper right, extending into image; browning in lower left corner; nicks and tears around edges
View of Tinmouth Castle and Priory in Northumberland
Condition: mild dampstain in upper margin; spotting and smudge in outer margin
The Ruins of Lestwithiel Palace in Cornwall
Condition: mild spotting in outer margin
View of the back part of the Cassina and Serpentine River in Chiswick Gardens
Condition: large faint dampstain in upper part of image (barely visible); a couple of short tears in upper margin outside of plate mark
View of the Castle and Bridge of Haverford-west in Pembrokeshire
Condition: light dampstain in upper left outside of image, tear in upper margin outside of plate mark; browning around paper's edges
Prospect of the Ruins of Dudley Castle, in Staffordshire [inscribed at top: "Engraved for the Complete English Traveller"]
Condition: slightly smaller sheet (8.5 x 13 inches); mild grubiness in margins; very faint fox marks in sky area
View of Hawarden Castle in Flintshire
Condition: dampstain in upper left extending just slightly into upper left corner of image; paper loss in extreme outer edges; smudge lower right corner inside plate mark
View of the Church of St. Pancras n the County of Middlesex
Condition: paper loss at top margin extending into inscription but not the actual image; faint dampstain in top portion of image; unobtrusive small fox marks
Ditchley the Seat of the Earl of Litchfield near Woodstock in Oxfordshire
Condition: large dampstain in upper and right margin extending (but not really visible) into the upper right area of trees; browning around edges; a few spots in margins
The Duke of Devonshire's Seat at Chiswick as seen from the Garden
Condition: large dampstain in upper image; conspicuous spot in sky; paper loss upper right corner
Wilton House the Seat of the Earl of Pembroke
Condition: large dampstain in upper and left margin extending into the upper left and top of image area; browning around paper's edges
View of Dinas-Bran Castle
in the County of Denbigh
Condition: large spot in upper middle of image and smaller spot in upper left; paper loss around edges
View of Wansted House, on Epping Forest; the Seat of The Earl of Tilney [inscribed at top: "Engraved for Harrison's History of London"]
Condition: slightly smaller sheet (9 x 13¾ inches); mild grubiness and foxing in outer margins
View of Isleworth from Richmond Gardens
Condition: large, faintish dampstain in upper and upper left margins extending into image but not distracting; conspicuous spot inside lower left plate mark but outside image area; paper loss/damage in several place in paper's outer edge
An Ancient View of St. James's, Westminster Abbey & Hall, &c from the Village of Charing, now Charing Cross
Condition: large dampstain in upper and upper right margins extending into image
Perspective View of St. Edmund's Bury-Abby, in the County of Suffolk [inscribed at top: "Engraved for the Complete English Traveller"]
Condition: slightly smaller sheet (8.5 x 13 inches); mild grubiness in margins; 2 soft diagonal creases through print, barely noticeable, especially once matted/framed.
View of the beautiful Cascade, near Matlock Bath, in Derbyshire [inscribed at top: "Engraved for the Complete English Traveller"]
Condition: slightly smaller sheet (8.5 x 13 inches); mild grubiness in margins; very faint fox marks in sky area; large spot in left margin extending into plate mark but outside image.
View of Dunstable Priory, in Bedforshire
Condition: large dampstain in upper and upper left margins extending into image; paper damage to outer edges
View of Dunstable Priory, in Bedforshire [inscribed at top: "Engraved for the Complete English Traveller" Same print as to the left, but from a different publication]
Condition: slightly smaller sheet (8.5 x 13 inches); a couple of fox marks in image area.
View of the Seat of Lord Hawke at Sunbury in Middlesex
Condition: very faint dampstain in upper and upper left margins extending into image; paper damage to outer edges including loss at top which extends into inscripton but not actual image—would mat out and frame nicely.
View of Chertsey
Condition: this engraving has been trimmed and adhrered to a backing paper; some spotting in margins and in title area
View of Castle Urqhuart, in the Shire of Inverness, in Scotland
Condition: browning and spotting in extreme left margin; paper split center top; soft vertical crease through entire center of print; mild foxing lower margin
Hornsey Church in the County of Middlesex with the Adjacent Country
Condition: some foxing; faint vertical crease through center of print; grubby outer margins
View of Eaton College, in Buckinghamshire
Condition: significant dampstain in upper and right of image; creases through left side of image
View of Porchester Castle in Hampshire
Condition: light dampstain in upper and right of image; a couple of fox marks in sky; edge and corner wear
View of Loch Ranza Bay in Scotland with the manner of taking the Basking Shark
Condition: light dampstain in left margin extending just into top left corner of image; spotting in margins; faintish vertical wrinkle through middle of print (likely not noticeable once matted/framed)
View of New College Chapel, &c, the Turrets of All Souls, the Spire of St. Mary's Church, the Dome of Radcliffe Library, and the Tower upon the Schools of Oxford
Condition: significant dampstaining in upper left, extending into print area; other staining in outer margins; very serious tear lower margin, through text under image and stopping just into image
A View of the erect Columns near Shags Cave in the Island of Staffa in Scotland; taken from the Sea
Condition: significant dampstaining in left margin, extending into print area; other staining in outer margins