A West Prospect of Conway Castle, in Caernarvon Shire.This Castle, with its Towers, are very white, & look nobly at a Distance; but being all in ruins, serve only to shew what Wales was, when govern’d by its own Princes. The Town of Conway, at a miles distance, has a most delightful Effect on ye Eye. It stands on the Side of a Hill, on the Banks of an Arm of the Sea, broad as the river Thames at London. A very fine Harbour, (was there occasion,) might be built at Conway. [70 in ink]
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell, Engraver at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand 1749. Price 1s.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 300 x 446mm (11¾ x 17½").
A view of Conwy Castle, Wales, built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289 on the River Conwy. Horses being rowed across the water lower 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: 29397] £300.00