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Kip Britannia Illustrata

Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queen's Palaces, also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates. London (1707) [1708/9].. .Initially the Palaces, Mansions & Country Seats were etched by Kip, after birds-eye views after Leonard Knyff, Robert Atkyns, James Collins, David Loggan, William Emmett, David Lockley, James Simon, Wenceslaus Hollar, Henry Winstanley and others, but as the project developed, Kip produced both the drawings and the etchings. This, is Kip's best work, Britannia Illustrata is among the most important English topographical publications of the 18th. century.They clearly delineate not only the buildings but the entire estates, for example the entire orchards, gardens and other details are depicted with great accuracy. Printed upon early eighteenth century hand-made, laid paper and with the vertical centre fold, as always. Johannes Kip (1653 - 1722) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver, and print dealer who was active in England, after producing works for the court of William of Orange in Amsterdam. Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Kip accompanied the Court to England and settled in Westminster, where he conducted a thriving print selling business from his house in St. John's Street. He also worked for various London publishers producing engravings, largely for book illustrations. His most important works were the execution of the illustrations for Britannia Illustrata, 1708; The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, 1712, and Le Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715. Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1721) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter, who collaborated with Johannes Kip to produce views of country houses and gardens for the publications, Britannia Illustrata, 1708 ; Le Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne, 1715.. . . newer items to the top Cathedrals at base of page  Data page click here




Antique  Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. .






The West Prospect of Gloucester City To the Mayor and Alderman,

From Sir Robert Atkyns's ' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire,' published in London in 1712, with seventy-three copper plates by Kip . Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip arrived in England with King William III and Queen Mary II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He then travelled around England documenting notable estates.In the late 1700s, important houses fronted the public road and were the focus and pride of the local community. The gradually increasing wish for privacy during the 18th century often involved the re-routing of public roads and the shifting of villages.. , titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). Good margins and in very good condition. . .CONDITION : £205 inc delivery full page



Tunbridge Wells humbly dedicated to Thomas Pellet M.D.  .

Very detailed and beautifully engraved bird s-eye-view by Johannes Kip after Thomas Badeslade, for John Harris Harris, Dr. John (c1666-1719): The History of Kent in Five Parts Published by D.Midwinter London 1719  copper engraved view; plate size 35,5  x 43 cm . Plate number 26 in the top right corner of the plate  was added to the   "Supplement du Nouveau Theatre" 1728. This is the  first state which  appeared in Harris's History of Kent 1719..CONDITION : full page  £225 inc delivery full page



The West Prospect of Gloucester City To the Mayor and Alderman,

From Sir Robert Atkyns's ' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire,' published in London in 1712, with seventy-three copper plates by Kip . Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip arrived in England with King William III and Queen Mary II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He then travelled around England documenting notable estates.In the late 1700s, important houses fronted the public road and were the focus and pride of the local community. The gradually increasing wish for privacy during the 18th century often involved the re-routing of public roads and the shifting of villages.. , titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). Good margins . . .CONDITION :  extensive creasing needs a good press/light iron £145 inc delivery full page



Gloster City Th Bown Alderman   Gloucester City, Thomas Brown Esq Alderman.

 From Sir Robert Atkyns's ' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire,' published in London in 1712, with seventy-three copper plates by Kip . Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip arrived in England with King William III and Queen Mary II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He then travelled around England documenting notable estates.In the late 1700s, important houses fronted the public road and were the focus and pride of the local community. The gradually increasing wish for privacy during the 18th century often involved the re-routing of public roads and the shifting of villages.. , titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). Good margins CONDITION : some creasing needs a good press/light iron £165 inc delivery full page



Gloucester Cathedral

 From Sir Robert Atkyns's ' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire,' published in London in 1712, with seventy-three copper plates by Kip . Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip arrived in England with King William III and Queen Mary II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He then travelled around England documenting notable estates.In the late 1700s, important houses fronted the public road and were the focus and pride of the local community. The gradually increasing wish for privacy during the 18th century often involved the re-routing of public roads and the shifting of villages.. , titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). Good margins CONDITION :   £145 inc delivery full page




Gloster City Th Bown Alderman  More of these are listed on the Kip pages Gloucester City, Thomas Brown Esq Alderman.

 From Sir Robert Atkyns's ' The Ancient and Present State of Glostershire,' published in London in 1712, with seventy-three copper plates by Kip . Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip arrived in England with King William III and Queen Mary II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He then travelled around England documenting notable estates.In the late 1700s, important houses fronted the public road and were the focus and pride of the local community. The gradually increasing wish for privacy during the 18th century often involved the re-routing of public roads and the shifting of villages.. , titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). Good margins and in very good condition. . .CONDITION : £200 inc delivery



Upper Dowdeswell the Seat of Lord Rich Drawn and Engraved by Johannes Kip Published London  1712, 1724 and 1768  also used in "The Ancient and Present State of Glocestershire", by Sir Robert Atkyns. Full page with good margins copper engraved panoramic bird's eye view . The book /folio was illustrated with seventy-threecopper-plates, including  a Map of the County, a Plan and Prospect ofthe City, a View of the Cathedral, Sixty One Seats all with folds as issued . The first edition, now scarce, contains a fine portrait of the author by Van der Gucht, together with a series of views of seats in the county, drawn and engraved by Jan Kip in his earlier manner beforehe used the script and cartouche to the base . Engraving  size  350 x 430mm. £185 posted less collected as these prefer to be posted FLAT . These look to be one of the Kip editions as the page is often reduced for Atkyns. Scarcer than the other Glos as often appears tinted better than the one in the pic but lazy day !




Wrest House and Park in the County of Bedford
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Plate Size 35 x 48cm Full page.. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . £190 inc delivery Condition: slight age toning to right of pic all seams ok
 


New Parke in Surry the Seat of Rt. Hon.ble the Earle of Rochester. Plate 33.
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Plate Size 35 x 48cm Full page.. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . £190 inc delivery Condition: slight age toning to right of pic all seams ok






Coombe Abbey / Comb Abby in Warwickshire, one of the Seats of the Rt Hon William Lord Craven, Barron Craven of Hampstead Marshall in the County of Bercks 1

London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Plate Size 35 x 48cm Full page.. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . £190 inc delivery Condition: slight age toning to pic all seams ok



Coombe Abbey / Comb Abby in Warwickshire, one of the Seats of the Rt Hon William Lord Craven, Barron Craven of Hampstead Marshall in the County of Bercks 2

London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Plate Size 35 x 48cm Full page.. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . £220 inc delivery Condition: all seams ok
 

The Grange and Laybourn Castle the Seats of William Saxby Esq.
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION :Full page fraying to top edge separation to central fold £165. .small mk
 


Haigh in the County Palatine of Lancaster2
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION :cropped to plate mark. some staining in the base inscription, small edge tear bottom rt edge, £105 .


Lowther in the County of Westmorland, the Seat of the Rt. Honble. the Ld. Viscount Lonsdale, Ld. Privy Seal and one of his Majts. Most Honble. Privy Councill London

: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION : Slight age toning to the central seam at the base of the image some slight edge tears and minor soft creasing £165. .
 





Swillington in the West Rideing of Yorkshire,the Seat of William Lowther esq
 London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . CONDITION :. For larger image to inspect click upon image £185 crease base right  some age mks .
 



Badminton in the County of Gloucester
one of the Seats of the Most Noble & Potent Prince Henry Duke of Beaufort / Marquesse & Earle of Worcester 1 London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION :cut to just out of plate mark some minor creasing damage in sky top left
£105. .

  Gloucester the west prospect" of gloucester city to mayor and alderman,
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION :98%perfection in image area but cut to plate mark by an idiot in the past £235 inc delivery


Toddington, The Seat of the Lord Tracy
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION toning to central area separation to central spine will send mended plus staining to lower edge £85 inc delivery




Clower Wall the Sear of Francis Wyndham esq. . . Gloucestershire
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION all okay crease out of image area £205 inc delivery




Shurdington, the Seat of Dulcibella Laurence, Relict of William Laurence, . . Gloucestershire
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION : cut to plate mark loss of part of the S top left should frame £95. .



Flaxley, the seat of Mrs Bovey,
London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION : full page light tone but tinted £105. .




St. James Palace and Park. London: 1708-49.
 Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Johannes Kip /Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . .CONDITION : a few closed tear, from the bottom fold visible under a glass but ok otherwise good margins some slight age toning  but pic done with flash = pink !Price £155


St Clement's Church in the Strand,
3rd state with the steeple designed by James Gibbs added to Wren's church, engraving, 570 x 590mm., old folds as issued , London: 1708-49. Copper engraving by Jan Kip after a drawing by Leonard Knyff, Sheet size: 18 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. . This print is from Johannes Kip's survey of English castles, palaces and country houses during the reign of Queen Anne entitled Britannia Illustrata, or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, also published as Nouveau Theatre de la Grande Bretagne: ou description exacte des palais de la Reine, et des Maisons les plus considerables des des Seigneurs & des Gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne. . . c.1720. £225 perfect

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