Britannia Depicta; A Series Of Views (With brief Descriptions) Of The Most Interesting And Picturesque Objects In Great Britain, Engraved From Drawings By Messrs. Farington, Turner, Hearne, Smith, Alexander, &c. - By William Byrne, F.A.S. - The Counties Alphabetically Arranged; - Part I. Containing Twenty-four Views in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, And Buckinghamshire. -
RA Collection: Book
Each plate (including the frontispiece) carries the publishers' imprint of W. Byrne, T. Cadell and W. Davies, and the date.
The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'Printed by G. Sidney, Northumberland Street, Strand.'
The frontispiece shows a figure of Britannia seated and attended by two lions and four figures. The plates are captioned views.
The Advertisement states that 'The Twenty-four Views contained in this First Part will serve to illustrate the First Volume (published at the same Time) of a new Work, entitled Magna Britannia; or, a concise Topographical Account of the several Counties of Great Britain, by the Rev. Daniel Lysons ... and Samuel Lysons ...', and lists the numbered pages next to which the plates should be bound in that work. It adds that 'The second and subsequent Parts of Britannia Depicta will be published regularly at the same periods as the continuation of the Magna Britannia ...'.
Drawings - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century - Picturesque, the
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century