A North-West View of Caernarvon Castle.Caernarvon is a small, well built Town, standing at the Bottom of a Bay, on the Firth or Inlet call’d Meneu, dividing the Isle of Anglesea from the Main Land, Twas founded by Edward I, who also built a Castle here to curd the wild People of the Mountains. That Monarch often kept his Counrt in Caernarvon, & here was born his Son & Successor Edward II, who was the first Prince of Wales. Here us’d to be kept the Chancery & Exchequer of the Princes of Wales, for the north part of the Principality. Caernarvon wou’d be a Town of good Trade, was the Country round it able to make a proper Consumption Tis the capital of the County call’d from its Name. 68.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell, at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand, 1749. Price 1.s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 300 x 450mm (11¾ x 17¾").
A fine view of Caernarfon Castle seen from across the River Seiont, Gwynedd, north-west Wales; ships delivering their goods to the right. 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.
[Ref: 29395] £300.00