Dublin Delineated. In Twenty-Six Views (1831)
Book ID: 64755
Dublin Delineated. In Twenty-Six Views of the Principal Public Buildings, Accompanied by Concise Descriptions of Each; with An Itinerary, and New Plan of the City, Pointing out the Leading Streets, and Principal Objects of Attraction. Dublin: W.F. Wakeman, 1831. First Edition. Pp, 30 with 26 plates + folded map at rear. Original smooth green cloth boards with title label to centre of upper cover. Light wear to spine, off-setting & foxing to plates; otherwise a very good copy.
Illustrated with twenty-six finely engraved plates drawn by the celebrated artists George Petrie, R.H.A. and W.H. Bartlett. The engraved map of the city (folded-in at rear), especially drawn for the 1831 edition.
Aimed at the visitor to the city, the stated objective of Dublin Delineated was to celebrate the city as it was in the 1830s, highlighting important buildings and monuments and offering a tour of the most interesting places which could be seen “in the course of a few hours”.
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