Printer's Proofs

[Small archive of printer's proof plates from Hakewill's A Picturesque Tour of the Islands of Jamaica].

London: Hurst, Robinson & Co, 1824-1825.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

7 aquatint plates, each heavily inked in black ink. Approx. 11 x 14-1/2 inches each. Printer's Proofs. Housed in a green morocco backed slipcase. For the finished book, see: Abbey Travel 683; Sabin 29591; Tooley 240.

Item #338811

Having published his Picturesque Tour of Italy in 1820, Hakewill visited Jamaica in 1820-21, making the colony the subject of a wonderful color plate book, originally issued in 7 parts from 1824 through 1825. The lithographs are engraved by Sutherland (6) and Clarke after drawings by Hakewill. The views comprise: The Bog Walk, Cardiff Hall, Port Marial Waterfall of the Windward Road, Trinity Estate, Bryan Castle, Great House, Trelawny, and Williamsfield Estate. An unusual group of printer's waste from a noted color plate book.