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Vol 28

Purpose

Thomas Major (1720-1799), Published volume : The Ruins of Paestum, otherwise Posidonia in Magna Graecia, By Thomas Major, Engraver to His Majesty, London: Published by James Dixwell, MDCCLXVIII. Insc: (on title page): With the Original Prints, from Whence many of the Plates/are copied. Some were given to Mr Major by Robert Mylne

Inscribed

Insc: (on title page): With the Original Prints, from Whence many of the Plates/are copied. Some were given to Mr Major by Robert Mylne

Hand

Thomas Major (1720 - 1799)

Notes

Following Tab. IX is a proof engraving of the elevation of the Temple of Neptune which differs from Tab. X. Following Tab. X is a proof engraving of Tab. XI. Following Tab. XI are two proof engravings of details of columns, capitals and entablatures prior to Tab. XII. Following Tab. XXIIII Page of Text and 6 engravings: Filippo Morghen, [Sei Vedute delle rovine di Pesto], [1765]

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Drawing

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