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General plan of Burlington House and Offices in Pickadilly

General plan of Burlington House and Offices in Pickadilly

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1725

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 10.42*

Item number: 42B

Length: 254

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

This ground plan was published in Colen Campbell's 'Vitruvius Britannicus'. Its title is repeated in French at the foot of the plate, near the scale bar. Considered one of the best examples of Palladian architecture in Britain, Burlington House was designed by Sir John Denham in 1665. James Gibbs added the baroque colonnades in the forecourt and in 1718 Colen Campbell remodelled the house in Palladian style adding the saloon and the stone gateway for the Piccadilly entrance.

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