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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

? Edward Sandys (d. 1708)

Londonderry, 1689


Etching with engraving; printed on paper | 24.5 x 22.3 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 724041.1.c

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An etched and engraved view of the cathedral church of Londonderry, c.1689. Williamite-Jacobite War in Ireland (1688-91), part of the Nine Years War (1688-97)

It is possible that this view, together with the other three items at RCIN 724041.1, were bought together at an auction. The annotations on the versos (except for RCIN 724041.1.b) suggest that they were consecutive lot numbers and were bought for prices varying between 1s and 4s.

  • ? Edward Sandys (d. 1708) (engraver, printer and publisher)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, a ‘4’ suspending the scrolled letter W below and the letter V

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • 21.0 x 22.3 cm (neatline)

    24.5 x 22.3 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

  • Printed title:

    THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CATHEDRALL CHURCH [top centre, in banner]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view:] This Church was built by the Hono.ble Societie, of London in the year of our L.d 1633 in memory of thes verses are / ingraved in the porch / If stones could speake then Londons prais would sound / Who built this Church and City from the ground. / This Church was much beautifi'd at the Charge of the Revrend Ezekill [Ezekiel Hopkins, bishop 1681-90] L.d Bp. of Derry in the year 1683.


    George III heading: Londonderry, 1689.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, a lot number? ink:] N10963.; [bottom right, ink:] 1s.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Londonderry A New Map of the City of Londonderry with its Confines, as it was besieged by the Irish Army in the year 1689: exactly surveyed by Capt. Francis Nevill: published by Sandys. 3 sheets: with References and Views of the Cathedral and Exchange.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK (54°59ʹ53ʺN 07°18ʹ33ʺW)

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