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Ten illustrations to the 'Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas', 1799 (T Baker & W March & others, Southampton and London); after Stothard; pasted to the same album sheet.
Frontispiece; Atlas supporting the earth, kneeling on one knee facing right with both hands on the globe, which is lettered 'Court / Oratorio Almacks / Bath Montpelier / Vauxhall Southampton / Review Newmarket / Scarboro Weymouth / Spa Tunbridge / Brighton'; in an oval frame wtih plaque below lettered 'Engagements'.
Two illustrations printed from the same plate which provides two pages; to left, headpiece lettered 'Memorandums' showing the sun setting viewed through a bridge; to right, titlepage decorated with a female figure holding a trumpet surrounded by tritons, lettered 'The / Royal Engagement / Pocket Atlas / For the Year / MDCCVCIX', 'Vivant Rex ... et Regina', and 'To be continued / Annually'.
Publisher's titlepage; Britannia, a female figure seated to left holding a trident, the other hand resting on a pile of armour, a lion beside her and crest of Great Britain above; lettered with publication line.
Two headpieces printed from the same plate, showing scenes from Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village'; to left, May, 'The dancing pair that simply sought renown', a couple dancing under trees; to right, July, 'his looks adorn'd the venerable place', a vicar preaching from a pulpit.
Two headpieces printed from the same plate, showing scenes from Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village'; to left, July, 'shoulders his Crutch', a man with a wooden leg sitting by the fire, talking to companions; to right, 'May', 'To spurn imploring famine from the Gate', a servant sending away a woman and two children who have come to beg.
Two headpieces printed from the same plate; to left, 'Memorandums', decorated with ducks under a bridge; to right, December, with a scene from Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village', 'And thou, sweet Poetry', a man kneeling and addressing a female figure holding a lyre.
Etching and engraving
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Height: 25 millimetres (headpiece images, approx.)
Height: 113 millimetres (large images, approx.)
Width: 60 millimetres (large images, approx.)
Width: 153 millimetres (plates)
- Curator's comments
- Included in the third volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
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Associated Title: Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas
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