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The Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits.
The Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits. R. Stephenson Esq. M.P. Engineer.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by J. Ambrose, Bangor [n.d., c.1850].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 240 x 315mm (9½ x 12½"). Small tear in left edge.
Robert Stephenson's Britannia Tubular Bridge, completed in 1850, built to carry trains of the Chester and Holyhead Railway across the Menai Straits. The stone lions guarding both ends of the bridge were carved by John Thomas.
[Ref: 56712]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clogher Gold Mine
The Clogher Gold Mine Halfway between Dolgelley & Barmouth.
Eng.d & Pub.d by Newman & C.o 48, Watling S.t London.
[n.d., c.1860].
Rare engraving, sheet 105 x 120 (4¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed and glued to card. Some age staining.
A view of Clogau Gold Mine (also known as Clogau St David's) near Bontddu in North Wales. The Clogau mine was opened to exploit the copper and lead veins in the area. Gold was discovered at the mine in 1860 and arrangements were made with the Crown Esate to work the gold comercially.
[Ref: 56978]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Llangollen Vale.
Llangollen Vale.
Drawn by G.F. Robson. Engraved by T. Fielding.
Pub.d Mar. 1st 1820 by T. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Fine coloured aquatint. 195 x 280mm (7¾ x 11"), large margins.
A view of Llangollen with the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and built over the River Dee, opened 1805. It is a Grade I listed building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
[Ref: 56961]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Menai Bridge.
The Menai Bridge.
Drawn and Printed by W. Crane Chester.
Published by Messr.s Potter & Co Caernarvon. [n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾").
A view of Thomas Telford's Menai suspension bridge, completed in 1826, from the shore.
[Ref: 56711]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Entrance of the Menai Bridge From the Carnarvon Shore. [&] Entrance of the Menai Bridge From the Anglesey Shore.
Entrance of the Menai Bridge From the Carnarvon Shore. [&] Entrance of the Menai Bridge From the Anglesey Shore.
Drawn and Printed by W. Crane Chester. [&] W. Crane Chester.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Pair of lithographs. Sheets c.220 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"), large margins.
Views of the two entrances to Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge, built in 1826 to span the Menai Strait between Anglesey and mainland Wales.
[Ref: 56958]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pontypridd Old Bridge] [The Great Bridge of the Taaffe in South Wales.]
[Pontypridd Old Bridge] [The Great Bridge of the Taaffe in South Wales.]
[Richard Wilson Pinx.t. P.C. Canot Sculp.t.]
[Published July 17th 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.]
Scarce engraving, proof before all letters. 400 x 540mm (15¾ x 21¼"), with large margins. Uncut.
Pontypridd's 'Old Bridge', built 1756 by William Edwards, at the time the longest single-span bridge in Britain. Still in use as a footbridge, it is Grade I listed. This bridge was Edwards' fourth attempt: the first (1746) had three arches but was swept away by a flood after two years; the second (1748) collapsed during construction; the third fell after only six weeks. The expence of the successive rebuildings left Edwards out-of-pocket, and a subscription was raised to pay his debts. Richard Wilson (1 August 1714 - 15 May 1782) was a Welsh landscape painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. The son of a clergyman, Wilson was born in Penegoes, Montgomeryshire. In 1729 he went to London where he began as a portrait painter. From 1750 to 1757 he was in Italy and adopted landscape on the advice of Francesco Zuccarelli. Painting in Italy and afterwards in England, he was the first major British painter to primarily concentrate on landscape. He composed well, but saw and rendered only the general effects of nature thereby creating a personal, ideal style influenced by Claude Lorrain and the Dutch landscape tradition. According to John Ruskin, he 'paints in a manly way,'. His landscapes were acknowledged as influential and many were engraved by the most accomplished artists and engravers. Wilson died in Colomendy, Denbighshire. This very fine proof engraving of Pontypridd Bridge is Wales was engraved by Canot. Canot, Peter Charles 1710-1777, engraver, was a native of France, who came to England in 1740, and remained here till he died. He was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1766, and was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1770, when that degree was first instituted. He exhibited at the Society of Artists, the Free Society, and the Royal Academy.
[Ref: 56688]   £580.00  
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