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Scenery Of The Grampian Mountains; Illustrated By Forty-One Plates, Representing The Principal Hills From Such Points As Display Their Picturesque Features; Diversified By Lakes And Rivers: With An Explanatory Page Affixed To Each Plate, Giving An Account Of Those Objects Of Natural Curiosity And Historical Interest, With Which The District Abounds. By George Fennell Robson, Member Of The Society Of Painters In Oil And Watercolours, London. The Engravings Executed By Henry Morton, And Coloured From Original Drawings Made On The Spot By The Author. -

George Fennell Robson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Published By Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, Paternoster-Row. -, 1819.

Physical Description

[46] f., 41 pl. (incl. frontis.), map (fold.); 535 mm.


[Frontis. (= pl.1), t.p., dedic.] - List Of Subscribers - Preface - [Fold. map] - [Plates, and explanatory texts]; [colophon] - Index [i.e. list of plates].

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed. The folding map is signed as engraved by W. & D. Lizars of Edinburgh.

The text printer is named in the colophon: 'London. Printed By J. McCreery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-Street.'

The work is dedicated by George Fennell Robson to the Duke of Atholl.


R.V. Tooley, English Books With Coloured Plates 1790 To 1860 A Bibliographical Account (1954, repr. 1987), no. 405, p.328.

Summary Note

The plates show views. All are coloured aquatints.


The front pastedown carries a 19th-century armorial bookplate of Henry Harris. The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil 'S:A:H' (i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Academy 1864-81).

Binding Note

19th-century diced calf, upper and lower covers carrying gilt neoclassical borders; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Grampian Mountains - Robson'.

Name as Subject


Mountains - Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - Scotland - Grampian (Scotland) - Grampians (Scotland) - Cairngorms (Scotland) - History - 19th century
Drawings - Watercolors (paintings) - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century - Picturesque, the
Views - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Aquatints - Hand coloring - Great Britain - 19th century


Henry Morton, engraver
William Home Lizars, engraver
John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl, dedicatee
Henry Harris, previous owner
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, publisher
McCreery, printer
W. and D. Lizars (Edinburgh), engraver

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