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

? Edward Sandys (d. 1708)

Londonderry, 1689

THEIR MAIESTIES EXCHANGE 1689 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 23.7 x 21.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 724041.1.d

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A view of the new Londonderry Town House or Exchange, built in 1692 according to plans by Francis Nevill, the surveyor of the map at 724041.1.a. Williamite-Jacobite War in Ireland (1688-91) part of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688-97)

It is possible that this view, together with the other three items at 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: The letters C D G

    Condition: no fold lines; creased. Verso: induced discolouration; black ink fingerprints

  • 20.1 x 21.4 cm (neatline)

    23.7 x 21.4 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

  • Printed title:

    THEIR MAIESTIES EXCHANGE [top centre, in banner]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view, a short history of the Exchange building. Text begins:] The former Town Hall being destroyed in the late Siege by y.e enemies Bombs …

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Londonderry, 1689.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, a lot number?, ink:] N10962 Londonderry 1..6.

    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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