"The Prospect of Glasenbury Abby", Stukeley, William
Subject: Glastonbury, England
Period: 1724 (published)
Publication: Itinerarium Curiosum...
Color: Hand Color
15.3 x 9.5 inches
38.9 x 24.1 cm
This view shows the ruins of the Glastonbury Abbey, which was founded in the 7th century. A lettered key identifies important parts of the Abbey, including St. Mary's Chapel and the Edgar Chapel. The Abbots Lodging, which was demolished in 1710, is shown at right. Published in Stukeley's Itinerarium Curiosum. Or, an Account of the Antiquitys and Remarkable Curiositys in Nature or Art, Observ'd in Travels thro' Great Brittan. Stukeley was an English physician and antiquarian who pioneered archaeological explorations of important sites in England, including Stonehenge and Avebury.
Issued folding with several minor printer's creases and remnants of hinge tape on verso.