Plan of the Garden and Plantations of Clare Mont in Surry, the Seat of his Grace the Duke of New Castle &c:Les Jardins &c. de Claremont dans le Comté de Surry Maison de Duc de Newcastle. p: 77. Vol: 3.d. p:78
Copper Engraving. Plate 397 x 497mm. 15˝ x 19˝". Vertical fold through centre.
Garden plan from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series. The road along the top the 'Guildford Road to London'. Claremont is a beautiful garden surrounding a small lake and featuring an unusual grass amphitheatre. The garden's creation and development has involved great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and 'Capability' Brown. In 1726 it was described as 'the noblest of any in Europe' and the garden today is of national importance. The highlight as seen in the upper part of this map is Belvedere, which was built to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh, and from the first floor views could be enjoyed of the whole garden and across many miles of countryside.
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