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The Copper Plate Magazine, or Monthly Cabinet of Picturesque Prints, consisting of Sublime and Interesting Views in Great Britain and Ireland, beautifully engraved by the most eminent artists from the paintings and drawings of the first masters. Vol. I [V].

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London: Printed for J. Walker, No. 16, Rosomons Street, Clerkenwell., [1792-1802]

Physical Description

5 vols.; 220 x 270 mm.

General Note

Originally issued in 125 parts, each consisting of two plates and two letterpress leaves. Each cumulated volume contains 50 plates with associated letterpress, an index leaf and engraved title-page; vols. 1, 2, 3 and 4 have an "Advertisement" leaf; v. 5 also has a general index. Portion of title: Monthly Cabinet of Picturesque Prints (vols. 1-3); Elegant Cabinet of Picturesque Prints (vols. 4-5). Vol. 2 with imprint: London : printed for Harrison and Co. Pater-Noster Row, & J. Walker, engraver. No. 16, Rosomans Street, Clerkenwell. Printer statement on index and advertisement leaves of Vol. 4: 'Printed for S. Gosnell, Little Queen Street, Holborn.' Plates include great houses and significant architectural structures from various places in the British Isles. Each plate includes names of engraver and artist, but these are not indexed.


Ex libris Sir Howard Colvin.

Binding Note

Spine lettered in gilt lettering 'Copper Plate Magazine' and 'I [-V]'


Great Britain — Description and travel — Pictorial works — Early works to 1800
Ireland — Description and travel — Pictorial works — Early works to 1800


John Walker, editor, engraver
Samuel Gosnell, printer
William Walker, engraver
James Barret, engraver
Andrew Birrell, engraver
William Ellis, engraver
James Fittler ARA, engraver
John Greig, engraver
James Heath ARA, engraver
Thomas Medland, engraver
Benjamin Thomas Pouncy, engraver
James Roberts, engraver
John Roffe, engraver
James Sargant Storer, engraver
Thomas Tagg, engraver
George Walker, engraver
J. Widnell, engraver
J.M.W. Turner RA, source artist
Paul Sandby RA, source artist
Thomas Girtin, source artist
Thomas Hearne, source artist
Thomas Malton the younger, source artist
Edward Francis Burney, source artist
Charles Catton the Younger, source artist
Richard Corbould
George Cuitt, source artist
Richard Harraden, source artist
John Hassell, source artist
Conrad Martin Metz, source artist
John Nixon, source artist
Philip Reinagle RA, source artist
Humphry Repton, source artist
Thomas Sandby RA, source artist
William Watts, source artist
Francis Wheatley RA, source artist
Harrison and Co. (London), publisher