[London: Printed for P. Elmsly, 1779.]
Engraving. Sheet 280 x 365mm (11 x 14¾") Trimmed and laid on album paper, text sheet (in English & French) pasted as overlay; small tear in title.
A view of Madrid, published in 'Travels through Spain in the Years 1775 and 1776 in which several monuments of Roman and Moorish Architecture are Illustrated by Accurate Drawings taken on the Spot' by Henry Swinburne (1743-1803). . This was the first antiquarian book on Spain to be published in England, based on Swinburne's travels with Sir Thomas Gascoigne, when Spain was relatively unknown land. The book described early Roman and Moorish architecture with historical background and his praise for Arabesque architecture long predates the 19th-century Romantic period
From a scrapbook compiled by Rev. Willaim Bradford (1780-1857), Chaplain and war artist during the Peninsula Wars.
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