|Artist||after Samuel and Nathaniel Buck|
|Published||London: Printed for J. Cooke, at the Shakespear's - Head, in Pater - Noster Row, .|
|Dimensions||Image 158 x 274 mm, Plate 182 x 290 mm, Sheet 230 x 354 mm|
A view of Bristol from Nathaniel Spencer's The Complete English Traveller, or a New Survey and Description of England and Wales, published by John Cooke (London: 1772) based on Samuel and Nathaniel Buck's earlier print.
John Cooke (1731 - 1810) was a British publisher based at 17 Paternoster Row, London. He was best-known for publishing books on Britain, including Chamberlain's New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London
Samuel Buck (1696-1779) and Nathaniel Buck (fl. 1727-1774) were British engravers and publishers, best known for their famous series of English and Welsh views. In 1727, the brothers commenced sketching and engraving a series on the architectural remains of England and Wales. This series included 83 large prospects of the 70 principal towns in England and Wales. It took the Buck brothers 28 years to complete their venture and during this time changes to their style. The brothers began to use a less formal style in their later engravings by including figures in the foreground and using more subtle landscapes in the foreground. In 1774, Robert Sayer obtained the plates, added page numbers to them and published them as Buck's Antiquities.