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Remarks On Several Parts of Europe, Relating Chiefly to Their Antiquities and History. Collected upon the Spot In several Tours since the Year 1723; And Illustrated by Upwards of Forty Copper Plates, from Original Drawings; Among which are The Ruins of several Temples, Theatres, Amphitheatres, Triumphal Arches, and other Unpublish'd Monuments of the Greek and Roman Times, in Sicily, and the South of France. Vol. I. (II.) By John Breval, Esq; Author of the former Remarks.

John Breval

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed for H. Lintot, in Fleet-Street., M.DCC.XXXVIII.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 382 mm. (Folio).

General Note

Vol. I: [2], xii, [4], 292, [14] p., [24] pl. (9 fold.). - Vol. II: [2], 316, [14], 22 p., 19 pl. (8 fold.).


Vol. I: [T.p., dedic.] - Preface - The Names Of The Subscribers - [Text, with pl.] - Index - Errata. - Vol. II: [t.p.] - [Text, with pl.] - Index - Errata - Addenda.

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed by a draughtsman. Most are signed as engraved by P. Fourdrinier; some, as engraved by E. Kirkall.

The work is dedicated by the author to Charles, Duke of Richmond, Lenox and Aubigni.


E. Chaney, The evolution of the grand tour (1998).

Summary Note

These two volumes are a sequel to the Remarks on Several Parts of Europe which Breval had published in 1726. In the first volume Breval describes places which he visited in Italy; in the second, those which he visited in northern and central France, Switzerland, Germany, central and southern France and Paris.


A microfilm of this work was made for the British Library (Neg. PB.Mic.15308).


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

The two volumes are bound as one.

Binding Note

18th-century vellum; red morocco spine-labels lettered 'J. Breval Remarks Gr. Pap. Vol. II. London 1738'.

Name as Subject


Antiquities - Ruins - Monuments - Europe - Italy - France - Switzerland - Germany - History - 18th century
British - Europe - Italy - France - Switzerland - Germany - Description and travel - History - 18th century
Travel literature - 18th century
Pictorial works - 18th century