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Vetusta Monumenta 2.


Vetusta Monumenta / Ancient Monuments p. 2

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

The East Side of the Abbey gate of St Bennets in Norfolk

The North West View of the Abby Gatehouse of St. Bennets /
Views of the East side of the gatehouse of Holm Abbey in Norfolk; six coats of arms below the view to right; after a drawing by Prideaux. 1724 NOT the later 1747 edition relabelled see BM Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £140 PaIr inc delivery Condition issues some age toning
 
Caenobii Walsinghamensis quod reliquum est, A.D. 1720 / Walsingham Priory
Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices 1720 £75 inc delivery Condition issues some age toning edge smaller image in huge page



Hypocaustum Romanum Lincoloiæ prope Occiden Lincoln Cathedral excavations
Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1740 £75 inc delivery Condition issues blemish in margin area left some age toning edge tear almost to image at base


Map of the Roman town of Verolanium, or Verulamium, now St Albans; building details at top right, a scale rule at bottom, and inscription on tablet in foreground next to sections from a ruined Ionic column. 1721
Lettered with title over plan, other Latin inscriptions on plan, at top "Verolanium Urbs Britannico = Romana a Voadicia Icenorum Regina Sub Nerone excisa fuit", and above construction detail "Constructionis Murum Antiquoru Specimen ex Silicis et Lateru Ordinibus alternis". Lettered on tablet in foreground "Ne Cineres eliam Verolanij penitus aboleantur Vestigia Romanorum in Municipio olim celeberrimo quanlum ex ruderibus fieri potest adumbrata, velut Tantae Urbis Cenotaphium Societati Antiquariae Londinensi cujus impensis ceri incisum vovet Ws Stukeley Ao 1721".Published Society of Antiquaries, London 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1721 £75 inc delivery Condition issues blemish in margin area left some age toning edge tear almost to image at base
 

Plan of the Upper Story, of the Castle at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1811 £55 inc delivery



Roman Helmet back view

In 1796 the son of a clog-maker in the village of Ribchester, Lancashire, made an astonishing discovery while playing on waste-ground behind their cottage. It was a magnificently ornate bronze visor-helmet comprising a hinged face-mask and a domed head-piece, and it soon became famous as the Ribchester Helmet. The helmet, dating from the 1st-2nd century, was not meant for combat but was a piece of finely-crafted prestige equipment used by elite cavalrymen in mock battles on the training ground Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1811 £65 inc delivery folds as siiued some soiling cut to edge of border on left  missing

The East Prospect of the Ruins of Furness Abbey in Lancashire
Below image: Caenobii FURNESEIENSIS in agro LANCASTRENSI facies hodierna, a pristina quantum mutata, splendidissimae docent ruinae. Stephanum primo / Moritonii et Boloniae Comitem, dein Angliae Regem A.D. MCXXVII Fundatorem habuit, Ordinemque Savigneiensem sub regula S.ti Benedicti matrem agnovit, / brevi autem si Cistereiensibus adscripsit Reditumque annuum 988.tt 7.s 10.d, fisco Regio, cum dissolveretur, secum detulit. / Tussu Nobilissimi Principis Ducis Montacutii delineatam in aere incidi curavit Societas Antiquar. Londo. A.D. MDCCXXVII. Published Society of Antiquaries, London, 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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1727 £75 inc delivery Condition issues blemish in title area left asome age toning





2 x Plates showing John islip Bishop of Westminster from 1532

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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1808 £65 inc delivery


Ancient Chapel Adjoining the Bishop's palace at Hereford

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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1738 £55 inc delivery


view of the ruins adjoining the south transept of the church with the palace of k.James and the Tower of the Minster in the Background

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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices dated 1829 £45 inc delivery frayed with edge tears ** lithograph on thin paper


North Front of the Porta Honorus /Caius College Cambridge 1809




South Front of the Porta Honorus /Caius College Cambridge 1809




Top of the Porta Honorus /Caius College Cambridge 1809

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,Drawn by W.Wilkins a fellow of Caius . These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £145 SET of THREE post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)


West View of Cowdray the Seat of Viscount Montague /After Samuel Hieronymus Grimm by Basire 1796




The Inner Front of Cowdray House taken from the Gateway; /After Samuel Hieronymus Grimm by Basire




The Inner Front of Cowdray House taken from the Gateway; Cowdray Court from the Lodging House/After Russell, by Basire




South View of Cowdray from the Cottage; North View of Cowdray House /After Samuel Hieronymus Grimm by Basire





Cowdray House in Sussex the the Seat of Ld, Viscount Montague N.E.View /After Samuel Hieronymus Grimm by Basire 1796


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, Drawn by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (January 18, 1733 – April 14, 1794) an 18th century Swiss topographical artist. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £180 set post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) cheaper damaged... edge tears or another set with some toning and small blemishes but no edge tears ie x 2 avail


Fonts in Suffolk, Ufford Church , St Gregory's Sudbury / 1792

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, Drawn by j.JohnsonThese prints were engraved by James Basire. This was also engraved by J carter Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £65 post inclusive ( rolled as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)




Ancient metal dishes owned by Francis Douce, 1803
+ text ie complete as sent described as incised copper unusually in original colour 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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £155 PAIR post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)


Fountain erected in the Old Market place at ROUEN, on the Spot where the MAID of ORLEANS was burnt 1430 / 1786
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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £55 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) x 2



A Tessellated Pavement in the Parish of St Martin's Colchester
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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £55 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)




View of Wolterton Manor House at East Barshm Norfolk taken from a Spot near the Abbey Barn /1811
(now East Barsham Manor)


View of Wolterton Manor House at East Barshm Norfolk taken from the High Road

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 Repton These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £180 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) PAIR of views



View of Wolterton Manor House at East Barshm Norfolk taken from a Spot near the Abbey Barn /1811
(now East Barsham Manor)

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 Repton These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £85 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)




A view of Wainflete's School at Wainflete Lincolnshire /1790
Waynflete founded the town's Magdalen College School in 1484 now a Museum
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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £75 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)


"The Chancel of Chatham Church kent as it Appeared 1788
Three stalls Beautifully Ornamented etc + text
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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £65 PAIR post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)



Stalls in Tiltey Church Essex. Stalls in Rochester, kent
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, Drawn by Jacob Schnebbelie (1760–1792) an English draughtsman, specialising in monuments and historical subjects. Schnebbelie was born in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London, on 30 Aug. 1760 Through Lord Leicester, the president, Schnebbelie obtained appointment as draughtsman to the Society of Antiquaries of London; the majority of the second and third volumes of Vetusta Monumenta were drawn by him. These prints were engraved by James Basire. Images 45 x 30 cm Single page E arly and accurate architectural studies at affordable prices £55 PAIR post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)


Clithero Castle in Lancashire / 1753
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, 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 £65 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed)




Lincoln Cathedral / 1791 Pair + text
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, Drawn by Lumley. 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)



Cadaver balsamo conditum: simul cum loculo ferali ... pictura hieroglyphica insignito. Ex vetustis Ægypti sepulchretis sublatum Londinum attulit G. Lethieullier / Egyption Sarcophogua in London 1722
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.DBL Folio sized papers, usually authored by members of the society, published individually, then later in volumes, 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 £85 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) Condition Issues, mucky rolled edge




Loculi Conspectus anterior auctior aliquantum quo Figurae clarisus et dicstinctus Appareant
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, 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 £55 post inclusive ( rolled in a museum tube as too large to send flat unless a number are needed) Condition Issues, surface soiling creases base right to outer edge of plate mark and top


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