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An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round The Southern Coast Of England, Illustrated With Eighty-Four Plates, From Drawings By J.M.W. Turner, R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint, And Others. Engraved By George Cooke, E. Goodall, R. Wallis, Edward Finden, W. Miller, J.C. Allen, And W.B. Cooke.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: M.A. Nattali, 23, Bedford Street, Covent Garden., MDCCCXLIX.

Physical Description

viii, 202 p., [49] pl.: illus.; 289 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

There are 49 unnumbered plates. The rest of the 'Eighty-Four Plates' called for by the title and listed in the 'List Of The Engravings' are in-text illustrations (pasted in). Pages 191-2 are printed up-side down.


[T.p.] - Advertisement - List Of The Engravings - [Text and plates] - The Itinerary - Index.

Responsibility Note

All but one of the plates are signed by draughtsmen (J.M.W. Turner, S. Owen, Wm. Collins, E. Blore, Luke Clennell, J. Hakewill, W. Havell, Margt. Nattali, H. Edridge, L. Francia, P. Dewint, T.J. Rawlins, Joshua Cristall, T. Cubitt, W. Alexander, William Westall, S. Prout, W.H. Bartlett) and engravers (J. Horsburgh, W.B. Cooke, George Cooke, Robert Wallis, W. Radclyffe, Edwd. Goodall, Freebairn, G.B. Shaw, William Miller, J.C. Allen, E. Finden, J.C. Varrall, J. Godfrey).


M. Holloway, Steel Engravings In Nineteenth Century British Topographical Books A Bibliography (1977), no. 149, p.164-6; W.G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. (1908-13).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1849 is given on the title page. One plate carries the date of 1825. In 1826 had been published in two volumes Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England from Drawings made principally by J.M.W. Turner, and engraved by W.B. Cooke, George Cooke, and other eminent engravers.

M. Holloway states that, though most prints were engraved on copper, nine may be engraved on steel.


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A:H', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century half black morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Southern Coast Of England Turner'.


Coastlines - Shores (landforms) - Harbours - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Drawings - Seascapes - Great Britain - 19th century - Picturesque, the
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


J.M.W. Turner RA, draughtsman
Samuel Owen, draughtsman
William Collins RA, draughtsman
Edward Blore, draughtsman
Luke Clennell, draughtsman
James Hakewill, draughtsman
William Havell, draughtsman
Margaret Nattali, draughtsman
Henry Edridge ARA, draughtsman
Louis Francia, draughtsman
Peter DeWint
T.J. Rawlins, draughtsman
Joshua Cristall, draughtsman
Thomas Cubitt, draughtsman
William Alexander, draughtsman
William Westall ARA, draughtsman
Samuel Prout, draughtsman
William Henry Bartlett, draughtsman
John Horsburgh, engraver
William Bernard Cooke, engraver
George Cooke, engraver
Robert Wallis, engraver
William Radclyffe, engraver
Edward Goodall, engraver
Alfred Robert Freebairn, engraver
G. B. Shaw, engraver
William Miller, engraver
James Charles Allen, engraver
Edward Francis Finden, engraver
John Charles Varrall, engraver
J. Godfrey, engraver
Michael Angelo Nattali, publisher