Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus 1st Edition 1715

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Title Page
VTB1
$275
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Title Page
VTB2
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Title Page
VTB3
$245
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Title Page
VTB4 $
165
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Title Page (2 Prints)
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Title Page
VTB6
$175
Sale Price: $120
Powis House in Ormond Street, London, with Separate Plan
VTB9
$425
Sale Price: $255
The Rolls in Chancery Lane, erected by King George, with Separate Plan
VTB10
$475
Sale Price: $285
Banqueting House of Whitehall by Inigo Jones, John Earl of Mark, Herededitary Governor of Sterling Castle, Secretary of State, Knight of the Order of the Thistle.
VTB11
$495
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Lindsey House in Lincolns Inn, Great Chamberlain of England, with Separate Paln
VTB12
$425
Sale Price: $255
Design for a bridge over the River Thames at London near Lambeth
VTB17 
$225
Sale Price: $145
Buckingham House in St. James Park, Duke of Buckingham, Lord President of Council, with Separate Plan
VTB16
$495
Sale Price: $275
General Wade, Burlington Street
VTB22
$275
Sale Price: $185
New design for a church in Lincoln in Fields, with Separate Plan
VTB19
$275
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Lord Herbert House in Whitehall
VTB24
$245
Sale Price: $165
Burlington House in Pickadilly London, Richard Boyle, High Treasurer of Ireland, with Separate Plan
VTB25
$475
Sale Price: $285
Gate of Burlington in Pickadilly, Richard Boyle, High Treasurer of Ireland
VTB27
$225
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Burlington House in Pickadilly London, Richard Boyle, High Treasurer of Ireland
VTB28
$425
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West Front of Wansted, with Separate Plan
VTB43
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Blenheim Castle
VTB44
$395
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Royal Hospital at Greenwich
27 1/4 inches wide by 17 inches long
VTB52
$575
Sale Price: $395
The Garden Front of Grimsthorp in the County of Lincoln the Seat of his Grace Duke of Ancaster and Kestevan Hereditary Lord great Chamberlain of England
VTB100
$295
Sale Price: $195
The South Front of Grimsthorp in the County of Lincoln the Seat of his Grace Duke of Ancaster and Kestevan Hereditary Lord great Chamberlain of England
VTB101
$295
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New Design in the Theatrical Style to Paul Methnuen principal Secretary of State
VTB102
$275
Sale Price: $185
Elevation of Sr. Charles Hotham house in Beverley Yorkshire
VTB103
$245
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Garden Front of a new design in Dorsetshire, designed by Sr. John Vanbrugh
VTB104
$295
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The elevation of one side of a new design in Dorsetshire, designed by Sr. John Vanbrugh
VTB105
$245
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The elevation of Wiltham in Somerset, the seat of Sr. William Wyndham
VTB106
$275
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The West prospect of Beddington Place in Surrey, the seat of St. Nicholas Caren
VTB107
$275
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Hampton Court in Herifordshire, built by Henry the 4th, King of England,
when he was Duke of Heriford, the seat of the Right Honble. Lord Coningesby
VTB108
$275
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The East Prospect of the Gardens of Beddington Palace in Surrey
VTB109
$245
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Elevation of a new design in the Palatial style Lord Cadogan Ambassador to the States General,
Governer of the Isle of Wigh, and Knight of the Order of the Thistle
VTB110
$425
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North Prospect of Cliefden house in Buckinghamshire, the seat of the Earl of Orkney,
General of the Infantry, Lord of his Majesty's Bedchamber and Knight of Order of the Thistle
VTB112
$425
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Plan and Elevation of the out Offices of Wilton
VTB114
$125
Sale Price: $85
The Loggio in the Bowling Green at Wilton and Front of the Grotto at Wilton
VTB115
$145
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Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus 1st Edition 1714

We are delighted to offer these exquisite & extremely rare black & white copper engravings from the first edition of Vitruvius Britannicus or, the British Architect. Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the most Regular Buildings both Publick & Private in Great Britain

Colen Campbell (1676-1729) was a Scotsman & a lawyer who took up architecture. Vitruvius Britannicus was the first English architectural publication since Elizabethan times, & catalogued the work of great architects of the time,  including Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself.

It was a time when Britain was growing tired of the excesses of the ornate Baroque period and returning to classical or Neo-Palladian architecture.   It was also the beginning of a building boom amongst the aristocracy & Whig politicians of the day.  Campbell’s work secured him many commissions & for a short time he served as a government advisor.

These superb engravings are certainly testament to the extent & grandeur of this new architectural style, epitomized by the magnificent Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough, set in sweeping parks in Woodstock, near Oxford.

The grounds of this palace have long been open to the public, & we played in them as children.  In keeping with modern aristocrats, the present Duke has made a business of his ancestral home & one can even fish in Blenheim’s great lake.  It is definitely worth a trip when in the UK, as it is an oasis of tranquility in the midst of a very populated area.

Each single print measures approximately 10 3/4 inches wide by 16 ½ inches long & the doubles 20 1/4 inches wide by 17  inches long, with a few being wider as noted, on strong white chain linked paper with few blemishes & occasional crown watermarks.  In many cases, the plan for the building accompanies the view, so it is a “two for one”.  A copy of the original title page accompanies each print, along with a copy of the book listing from the 1800's, pricing the work at two guineas.  The photos are very accurate, so please review carefully. All our prints are authentic antique prints and guaranteed to be from the date stated.  These prints are about 300 years old, over a quarter of a millennium!
 

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