The South East Prospect of the Abby of Waltham Holy Cross, in the County of Essex.It was Founded by King Harold Anno 1065, who endowed it with large Revenues, for a Dean & Eleven Secular Black Canons, & dedicated it to the honour of a Holy Cross (from whence the Town has derived that addition to its Name) which according to a Monkish Tradition, was found far Westward form this place & brought hither, and was look’d upon in those superstitious Times as a great Miracle. [66 in ink]
Sold by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, 1763.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 291 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾").
View of Waltham Abbey, from the path leading up to it; a large tree in left foreground, a man at the well to the right of the path, where a couple stroll towards the abbey; village houses in background. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
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