Dove Cottage : Lowther.26
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Print, engraving, Patterdale from Martendale Fell,
painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and T
Medland, published by W Byrne, 79 Titchfield Street, London,
Behind St Patrick's Church is St Sunday Crag, the peak in the background is perhaps Striding Edge end on, Patterdale Hall is right of centre.
Plate 12 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789.
Pasted in the Lowther scrapbook, vol.2; between pp.408-409; with descriptive text:-
PATTERDALE, from MARTINDALE-FELL. / THE View here represented is taken from the Edge of Martindale-Fell, looking over a Bay of the Lake, directly into Patterdale, where the Chapel and Palace are conspicuous. The Mountains seen in the Distance belong to the same Chain with Helvellyn. These Hills having their Summits sharp and pointed resemble more the Alpine Forms than any which are to be met with in this Country. It is worthy of Remark that in any one Range or System of Mountains a great Similarity of Outline generally prevails; the same Strata perhaps, by whatever Cause the Inequalities of the Earth's Surface might have been produced, naturally disposing themselves into the same or similar Forms. / XII.
|source type:-||Farington 1789 (plate 12)|
printed bottom left, right, centre
Drawn by Josh. Farington, R.A. / Engraved by W. Byrne & T. Medland. / PATTERDALE, from MARTENDALE FELL. / Published as the Act directs 1 Jany 1788 by W Byrne No 79 Titchfield Street London.
Scrapbook, 4 volumes, History of Westmorland and Cumberland Illustrated, of descriptive texts, maps, and prints of views and coats of arms, for Westmorland and Cumberland, assembled by a member of the Lowther Family, late 18th early 19th century.
The volumes are quarter bound, with marbled paper on the covers; each has a bookplate inside the front cover. The pages cut from various sources are nicely mounted, two sided pieces set neatly in a window in the scrapbook page.
The main content is the whole of the two volumes of The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, by Joseph Nicolson and Richard Burn, published London, 1777. Nicolson and Burn volume 1 is in scrapbook volumes 1 and 2, volume 2 in scrapbook volumes 3 and 4. Maps and prints are interspersed to make an illustrated version of the history.
Some of the sources of maps and prints have been recognised:-
Maps - coast of Cumberland etc by Andrew Dury, 1764; Westmorland and Cumberland by Richard Blome, 1673; sheets from Britannia Depicta, Emanuel Bowen, 1720; Cumberland by John Speed, Henry Overton edn 1695; Cumberland by John Cary 1787.
Prints from the Set of prints, 20 engravings, Views of the Lakes etc in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789. Note that plate numbers vary from edition to edition of this set.
Prints from the Antiquities of Great Britain, drawings by Thomas Hearne, engraved by William Byrne, published by Hearne and Byrne, London, 1786-1807.
Prints from Britannia Illustrata, drawings by Leonard Knyff, engraved by John Kip, published London, 1707-1740.
Print from A Tour in England and Scotland, by Thomas Newte, published by G G J and J Robinson, Paternoster Row, London, 1788..
Some of the coat of arms are cut from A Display of Heraldrie by John Guillim late Pursuivant at Armes, published London, about 1610-11 to 1755.
Coats of arms probably from The Baronetage of England, by Edward Kimber and Richard Johnson, published London? 1771.
Pages from The Antiquarian Repertory, by Francis Grose, Thomas Astle, et al, published London, 1775-1809.
Text from the Baronetage of England by Collins?
Scraps cut from an unidentified gazetteer.
At the end is the title page and pp.7-51 from A General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cumberland, by John Bailey and George Culley, published by C Macrae, London, 1794.
Individual maps and prints are documented separately; with a note of their position in the scrapbooks.
inscription:- : embossed: label on spine: (tatty remains): HI[ ] / [ ]/WEST[ ]M[ ] / [ ] / CUM[ ]M[ ] / ILLUS[ ]T[E ] inscription:- : printed & embossed: bookplate: gold on grey; crest, 6 annulets from the coat of arms, flowers, thistles: LOWTHER