The Crag of Ailsa.
Published by Mess.rs Longman, & Co. Paternoster Row, & W. Daniell, 9 Cleveland St. Fitzroy Square, London. Dec.r 2, 1816.
Aquatint with fine original hand colour. 230 x 300mm (9 x 12"). Large margins, uncut.
A distant view of Ailsa Craig, the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano ten miles off the coast of Ayrshire. It was the source of the blue hone granite used to make curling stones. From William Daniell's 'A Voyage Round Great Britain', a series of 308 aquatints published in eight volumes between 1814-1825, described by R.V. Tooley as 'the most important colour plate book on British Topography'.
Abbey: Scenery, 16; Tooley: Books with Coloured Plates 177.
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