Mount Edgcumbe near Plymouth in Devonshire.the Seat of Richard Edgcumbe Esq.r
Engraving, sheet 440 x 580mm (17¼ x 22¾"). Large margins on 3 sides. Small images at bottom. Creases.
A view of Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens on the Tamar estuary on the borders of Devon and Cornwall, built by the landowner and MP Sir Richard Edgcumbe (1499-1562). This print was produced while the estate was owned by Richard Edgumbe, first Baron Edgcumbe (bap.1680-d.1758), politician reckoned by Horace Walpole to be 'one of the honestest and steadiest men in the world'. Engraved by W.H. Toms after Thomas Badeslade. The two men also collaborated on Badeslade's 'Chorographia', the first genuine pocket-sized atlas of the eighteenth century.
For later coloured impression see ref. 24016. Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
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