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Colen Campbell Vitruvius Britannicus.

Colen Campbell Vitruvius Britannicus

H.Hulsbergh engraver/ CAMPBELL, Colen Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Public and Private in Great Britain. London.The Authors.1715 5 vols. Folio., 375 engraved plates, including many double-page. Vitruvius Britannicus is indispensable for the study of 17th and 18th-century architecture in England, and occupies its own place in architectural history as the book which established Palladian architecture as the approved style for Britain in the 18th century. Colen Campbell issued the first three volumes between 1715 and 1725. From the set of 375 large engraved illustrations, plans and sections of palaces, country houses, government offices and churches designed by architects from Inigo Jones onwards, with extensive coverage of Wren and Vanbrugh and of Campbell's own designs in the new English Palladian style. A compilation of British domestic architecture of the 17th and 18th century. The first volume, appearing in the same year as Leoni's Palladio 1716, was the earliest manifestation of the new Palladian revival - it was, in fact, Campbell who kindled the flames of Burlington's interest. It is not a treatise but  a catalogue of design, containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. . The third volume (1725) has several grand layouts of gardens and parks, with straight allées, for courts and patterned parterres and radiating rides through wooded plantations, in a Baroque manner that was rapidly becoming old-fashioned. Buildings were shown in plan, section and elevation, but also some were in a bird's-eye perspective. The drawings and designs contained in the book were under way before Campbell was drawn into the speculative scheme. The success of the volumes was instrumental in popularising neo-Palladian Architecture in Great Britain and America during the 18th century. Large plate engravings being various sizes typically 28cm x 44.5cm. 

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Volume 1
1. The Title
3. Plan of St. Paul's Church, London
4. Front of St. Paul's Church, London
5. Plan of St. Peters at Rome
6. Front of St. Peters at Rome
7. Section of St. Peters at Rome
8. Plan of a new Church of my Invention @ Lincolns Inn Fields
9. Front of a new Church of my Invention @ Lincolns Inn Fields
10. Plan of Birmingham Church (St Philip's)
11. Front of Birmingham Church
12. Plan and Section of the Banquetting-house
13. Front of the Banquetting-house
14. Plans of Greenwich-house
15. Front  of Greenwich-house
16. Front of Somerset-house to the River
17. Plans of Gunnersbury- house , near Brentford
18. Front of Gunnersbury- house , near Brentford
19. Plans of my Invention for the Duke of Argyle
20. Front of my Invention for the Duke of Argyle
21. Plan of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child
22. Front  of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child
23. Plan of the second Design,  of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child
24-25. Double Front  of the  Design for Sir Rich.Child
26. Section  of the  Design for Sir Rich.Child
27. Green-house,  Design for Sir Rich.Child
28. Plan of a new Design for the Earl of Halifax @Wanstead House
29-30. Double Front Design for the Earl of Halifax @Wanstead House
31. Plan of Burlington house, and Duke of  Kent's Pavilion 
32. Front of Burlington' House
33.. Front Duke of Kent's Pavilion
34. Plan of the Montague-house
35. Front to the Street, of the Montague-house
36.. Front to the Court, of the Montague-house
37. Plan Duke of Queensbury's House
38. Front of the Duke of Queensbury's House
39. Plan of Marlborough- house, St. James's
40. Front of Marlborough- house, St. James's
41. Plan of the Duke of Powis's House
42. Front of the Duke of Powis's House
43. Plan  of the Duke of Buckinghams House
44. Front of the Duke of Buckinghams House
45. Plan of Mr. Auditor Foley's House
46. Front of Mr. Auditor Foley's House
47. Plan of Kings-Weston in Glocestershire
48. Front of Kings-Weston in Glocestershire



 Vol 1 page 3. Plan of St. Paul's Church, London sold with below

 

Vol 1 page 4. Front of St. Paul's Church, London

 Engraving better than images  by Colin Campbell from  Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect, Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings Both Publick and Private in Great Britain. , which was published in London in 1715-1767.  (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well asCampbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted  untinted .   £225 inc delivery larger images  than usual inc delivery the PAIR single pages






Vol 1 Page 6. Front of St. Peters at Rome
 







  Vol 1 page  8. Plan of a new Church of my Invention @ Lincolns Inn Fields +
9. Front of a new Church of my Invention @ Lincolns Inn Fields

2 x single folio pages of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £195 inc delivery. ..


10. Plan of Birmingham Church +
Sorry awful pics on the to do list


11. Front of St Philip's Church  in Birmingham 1715 ••
2 x single folio pages of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £185 inc delivery


12. Plan and Section of the Banquetting-house

13. Front of the Banquetting-house
This palace is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. It was built for James I specifically to provide an appropriate setting for a new and elaborate type of court entertainment, the masque


14. Plans of Greenwich-house


15. Front  of Greenwich-house  The Queen's House




16. Front of Somerset-house to the River /This building was later replaced by Sir William Chambers's design for Somerset House.



17. Plans of Gunnersbury- house , near Brentford


18. Front of Gunnersbury- house , near Brentford /
Gunnersbury House was designed by John Webb for Sir John Maynard. It was modelled on Palladio's Villa Badoer of 1557, which stands in the Po River valley, Italy



19. Plans of my Invention for the Duke of Argyle


20. Front of my Invention for the Duke of Argyle ••



21. Plan of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child
Unexecuted design for Wanstead House, London, for Sir Richard Child, Viscount Castlemaine: plan of the principal floor (first scheme)



22. Front  of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child  sent cleaned



23. Plan of the second version,  of the first Design for Sir Rich.Child ••
 /Design for Wanstead House, London, for Sir Richard Child, Viscount Castlemaine: plan of the principal floor (second scheme)
3 x folio pages of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £175 inc delivery  ie 2 x plans + frontage




24-25. Double Front  of the  Design for Sir Rich.Child 
Double folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted  inc delivery 225. This has a short left side margin as shown in the picture  two folds as issued ie overlarge image




26. Section  of the  Design for Sir Rich.Child
Single folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £145 inc delivery


27. Green-house,  Design for Sir Rich.Child



28. Plan of a new Design for the Earl of Halifax @Wanstead House
Single folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £25





29-30. Double Front Design for the Earl of Halifax @Wanstead House 225





31. Plan of Burlington house, and Duke of  Kent's Pavilion 

Single folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £25




32. Front of Burlington' House
Burlington House was originally built in 1666 under the supervision of Sir John Denham and was later remodelled by Colen Campbell in 1717 for Lord Burlington.
Single folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £145




33.. Front Duke of Kent's Pavilion Silsoe/
The garden pavilion at Wrest Park was designed by Thomas Archer between 1711 and 1712 for the first Duke of Kent as a banqueting house. Single folio page of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £155






34. Plan of the Montague-house



35. Front to the Street, of the Montague-house ••
Montagu House was built for Ralph Montagu, first Duke of Montagu, to designs by Robert Hooke, 1675-1679. A fire in 1686 appears to have gutted the building and it was rebuilt in 1687 by an otherwise unidentified French architect called Pouget, but perhaps by Hooke himself. From 1755 the re-built house was home to the Sloane, Cotton and Harley collections of the British Museum and opened to the public in 1759. Montagu House was demolished in the 1840s to make way for the present British Museum building.



36.. Front to the Court, of the Montague-house



37. Plan Duke of Queensbury's House Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries, seat of the Duke of Queensbury



38. Front of the Duke of Queensbury's House Drumlenrig Castle ••
2 x folio pages of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £155 inc delivery




39. Plan of Marlborough- house, St. James's
 


40. Front of Marlborough- house, St. James's



41. Plan of the Duke of Powis's House


42. Front of the Duke of Powis's House /Powis House, Great Ormond Street,




43. Plan  of the Duke of Buckinghams House in St James Park sent cleaned


44. Front of the Duke of Buckinghams House




45. Plan of Mr. Auditor Foley's House


46. Front of Mr. Auditor Foley's House  Stoke in Hereford
2 x folio pages of copper engravings from Colen Campbell's major work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... This was published in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era. Many are folding panoramas so subject to damage over the years all unmounted untinted single page £155 inc delivery sent cleaned



47. Plan of Kings-Weston in Glocestershire


48. Front of Kings-Weston in Glocestershire /Kings Weston House, Kings Weston, Gloucestershire, seat of Edward Southwell:






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