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Vetusta Monumenta / Ancient Monuments

The society of antiquaries issued engravings of about to be lost or threatened structures in the series Vetusta Monumenta (Ancient Monuments), which ran intermittently from 1718 to 1906.The full title is "Vetusta monumenta quae ad Rerum Britanicarum memoriam conservandam Societas Antiquariorum Londini sumptu suo edenda curavit", but the volumes are normally simply listed as Vetusta Monumenta. There were various reprints of both individual papers and collected volumes, and the plates were often published separately from the text. "The seven volumes are dated 1747, 1789, 1796, 1815, 1835, 1883 and 1906 (for the fourth part of vol.7). The plates for vol. 1 were published between 1718 and 1747; plates for vol. 2 were published between 1748 and 1789; plates for vol. 3 were published between 1790 and 1796; plates for vol. 4 were published between 1799 and 1815; plates for vol. 5 were published between 1816 and 1835; plates for vol. 6 were published between 1821 and 1885; plates for the four parts of vol. 7 were published between 1893 and 1906. The distinguished engraver George Vertue was an early member and was responsible for most engravings up to his death in 1756. Each member of the Society received a free copy these are scarce as few antiquarians break books most are in library collections being only printed for members . Images 45 x 30 cm Single page




Mosaic pavements from Winterton and Roxby;
'Vol II plate 9'; the fragments numbered in the image, with a key below the first.
Description: 'Tria pavimenta tessellata Romani operis, animantium figuris, aliisque diversi generais ornamentis, variis coloribus eleganter depicta; quae in agro Wintertoniae, Lincolniensis comitatus oppidi, prope fluvius Trentam et Humbram anno MDCCXLVII primum reperiebantur. His quartum est adjunctum, apud Roxby vicinum oppidum, sed nondum penitus retectum. Tria priora ex his pavimentis contigua fere sibi invicem locabantur, quorum primum tridinio fuisse substratum conjectari licet. In medio enim Orpheus sedet citharam pulsans, quem bruta circumdant animalia cantu delinita; et in quatuor angulis totidem crateres vinarii conspiciuntur. Secundi autem partem mediam Cerer spicas, ut vcidetur dextera tenens occupat, Tertium vero cervum exhibet currentem. Quae omnia copiae et hilaritatis signa non immerito censeantur.'. 1751 with condition issues edge tears curls etc Antique engraving from Vetusta Monumenta a series of illustrated antiquarian papers on ancient buildings, sites, and artefacts, mostly of Britain, published at irregular intervals between 1718 and 1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, G.Virtue del. J.Basire, sc. Drawn by Vertue These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £45 post inc ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) also in lincs listed seperate as a damaged copy also perfect listed



The South West View of Hedingham castle in the County of Essex

 

Elevation of the South Front of Hedingham castle and Various appertures



Section of Hedingham castle from East to West 1796


Plan of the Ballium or Inner Court of Hedingham castle



Plans of the stories and dungeon, elevations of the chief entrance, loop holes and windows, Castle Hedingham. H Emlyn, Basire

Antique engraving from Vetusta Monumenta a series of illustrated antiquarian papers on ancient buildings, sites, and artefacts, mostly of Britain, published at irregular intervals between 1718 and 1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, G.Virtue del. J.Basire, sc. Drawn by Vertue These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable price copy of castle, section and plan only £75 ie part / incomplete second set also section has small edge tears



The Inside prospect of the Court ,Chapel and Hall at Bealieu 1786



A View of the Front of the Palace at Bealieu commonly called New Hall in Essex built by King Henry VIII 1786

Now New Hall School the main building occupies the magnificent former Tudor palace of Beaulieu. In 1517, the estate was acquired by King Henry VIII, from Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII greatly enlarged and enhanced the building and called it Beaulieu.** These have condition issues as they are to India paper as proofs ( hence crinkling) with surface soiling . Antique engraving from Vetusta Monumenta a series of illustrated antiquarian papers on ancient buildings, sites, and artefacts, mostly of Britain, published at irregular intervals between 1718 and 1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, G.Virtue del. J.Basire, sc. Drawn by Vertue These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £95 PAIR post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)


Elevation , profile and section of the Arch of the Windows, the Piers and entablature of St Stephen's Chapel
Plate 9 from Plans Sections & Specimens of the Architecture and Ornaments of St Stephen's Chapel Westminster by J Carter Architect

Antique engraving,from a set drawn over a five-year period, from 1794 to 1798, by an outstanding draughtsman John Carter, who had previously been employed by Richard Gough and the Diletantti Society. He was employed to survey Exeter, Bath, Wells, Durham and Gloucester, and the Society appointed Englefield and Windham to form 'The Committee for superintending the publication of drawings of the ancient ecclesiastical buildings of this country'. They acted with considerable efficiency, publishing Carter's drawings of St Stephen's Chapel in 1795, Exeter Cathedral in 1797, Bath Abbey in 1798 and Durham Cathedral (cat. 115) in 1801.; prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page These are both early and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £85 each post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)



Front of the Architrave Mouldings, their profile and the Double Moulding in the Spandrels of the Arch of the Windows of St Stephen's Chapel

Plate 10 from Plans Sections & Specimens of the Architecture and Ornaments of St Stephen's Chapel Westminster by J Carter Architect

Antique engraving,from a set drawn over a five-year period, from 1794 to 1798, by an outstanding draughtsman John Carter, who had previously been employed by Richard Gough and the Diletantti Society. He was employed to survey Exeter, Bath, Wells, Durham and Gloucester, and the Society appointed Englefield and Windham to form 'The Committee for superintending the publication of drawings of the ancient ecclesiastical buildings of this country'. They acted with considerable efficiency, publishing Carter's drawings of St Stephen's Chapel in 1795, Exeter Cathedral in 1797, Bath Abbey in 1798 and Durham Cathedral (cat. 115) in 1801.; prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page These are both early and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £65 each post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)



Architrave Mouldings, their profile and the Double Moulding in the Spandrels of the Arch of the Windows of St Stephen's Chapel

Plate 11 from Plans Sections & Specimens of the Architecture and Ornaments of St Stephen's Chapel Westminster by J Carter Architect

Antique engraving,from a set drawn over a five-year period, from 1794 to 1798, by an outstanding draughtsman John Carter, who had previously been employed by Richard Gough and the Diletantti Society. He was employed to survey Exeter, Bath, Wells, Durham and Gloucester, and the Society appointed Englefield and Windham to form 'The Committee for superintending the publication of drawings of the ancient ecclesiastical buildings of this country'. They acted with considerable efficiency, publishing Carter's drawings of St Stephen's Chapel in 1795, Exeter Cathedral in 1797, Bath Abbey in 1798 and Durham Cathedral (cat. 115) in 1801.; prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page These are both early and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £65 each post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)

















West Front Elevation of Tewkesbury Abbey

Old Stalls in Tewkesbury Abbey

Section Of the Countess of warwicks Chapel Tewkesbury Abbey

Countess Of warwicks Chapel

South Elevation of Tewkesbury Abbey + North Elevation ie set of 8

Antique engraving,from a set drawn in 1822, by an outstanding draughtsman F Nash Antique engraving from Vetusta Monumenta a series of illustrated antiquarian papers on ancient buildings, sites, and artefacts, mostly of Britain, published at irregular intervals between 1718 and 1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, G.Virtue del. J.Basire, sc. Drawn by Vertue These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £225 each post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)















Temple church London set of six
Antique engraving,from a set drawn in 1818, by an outstanding draughtsman F Nash Antique engraving from Vetusta Monumenta a series of illustrated antiquarian papers on ancient buildings, sites, and artefacts, mostly of Britain, published at irregular intervals between 1718 and 1906 by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, G.Virtue del. J.Basire, sc. Drawn by Vertue These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page Early and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £185 set post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)





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