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PINE, John (1690-1756)
The tapestry hangings of the House of Lords: representing the several engagements between the English and Spanish fleets, in the ever memorable year MDLXXXVIII, with the portraits of the Lord High-Admiral, and the other noble commanders, taken from the life. To which are added, ... ten charts of the sea-coasts of England, and a general one ... shewing the places of action between the two fleets; ornamented with medals struck upon that occasion, and other suitable devices. Also an historical account ... By John Pine, engraver.
London: sold by J. Pine, 1739.
[4], 23, [1] p., engr. t.-pl., [16] pl. ; 52.8 cm. (2º)

The historical account is by Philip Morant, the engravings only by John Pine. The charts are taken from 'a Book entitled, Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera Descriptio, A.D. 1588, done, as is supposed, for the said Tapestry to be work'd after'. With a list of subscribers. ESTC t145911.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the ten charts (on five plates) ornamented with medals; the ten plates of tapestries (designed by Henry Cornelius Vroom); and the general chart of the British Isles showing the places of action between the two fleets. With MS slip tipped in at title-plate reading The Tapestry Hangings herein described/ were destroyed by the Fire in 1834, when nearly/ the whole of the Houses of Parliament & Offices connected therewith were consumed. Title-plate inscribed in ink by George Bailey Mem: No Plates to this Book/ 1837./ G.B. Rear pastedown inscribed in pencil 3/0.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3045


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