Chipstead Place Kent c1719
Excellent View of Chipstead Place, Kent - Chepsted Place one of ye Seats of David Polhill Esq.... c1719. T. Badslade Delin. I Kip Sculp. (London: D. Midwinter, 1719.) Copper Engraving, very fine impression.
A delightful bird's eye view of Chepsted Place engraved by Johannes Kip showing the house, gardens and the avenues of trees stretching out into the surrounding park. Engraved by Johannes Kip after Thomas Badeslade for John Harris's 'History of Kent in Five Parts'. The title is on a scroll at the top of the plate, along with Polhill's armorial. David Polhill of Chipstead, Kent, was an English landowner and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1710 and 1754. He was one of the signatories of the Kentish petition in 1701.
Engraved area approx: 13¾ x 17" (350 x 430mm), with good margins. Fold as published. Excellent fine hand colour. Comes with existing wash hand colour mount with some age tone to boarders. External mount approx size: 20.5" x 23.5" (520mm x 595mm) ready for framing.
Harris was a Doctor of Divinity, author and a Fellow of the Royal Society. For his History, he commissioned Badeslade, an artistically inclined surveyor, to illustrate his work. These drawings were then engraved by Johannes Kip (1652/3-1722), a Dutch draughtsman and engraver who moved to England, and who, together with Leonard Knyff, specialised in engraved views of English country houses.
Another genuine antique print over 300 years old from Rare Maps and Prints.