|Artist||John Hinton after Samuel and Nathaniel Buck|
|Published||Engraved for the Universal Magazine for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms in Newgate Street [c. 1758]|
|Dimensions||Image 170 x 265 mm, Sheet 202 x 280 mm|
A perspective view of the city of Norwich, printed for John Hinton's Universal Magazine.
John Hinton (fl.1747-1779) was an English engraver, printer, and publisher, best known as the general editor and publisher of the Universal Magazine and its various supplements. The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was published in London by Hinton, and later William Bent, on a monthly basis between 1747 and 1814. It collected together entries and numerous illustrations on a diverse range of topics, including history, geography, mathematics, philosophy, poetry, gardening, natural history, medicine, and biography.
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 they made 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 background. In 1774, Robert Sayer obtained the plates, added page numbers to them and published them as Buck's Antiquities.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued, repaired tear to top margin, small tears to sheet edges, time toning, collection ink stamp to bottom left corner and verso.