A party of surveyors in the highlands


This King’s Topographical Collection print depicting a survey party in the Highlands and dated 1750 was published in 1765 by Ryland and Bryer as part of a collection of 100 etchings by Sandby, mainly produced around the time he worked on the Military Survey of North Britain. Each known copy of this collection varies in layout, pagination and compilation. The volume in the British Library, which probably came from the Royal Library at Kensington Palace, contains ninety-six plates. They are an eclectic combination of Italianate landscapes, etchings inspired by the Dutch tradition of landscape painting, views of ruins, caricatures and genre scenes, preceded by a mezzotint after the portrait of Sandby by Francis Cotes (1726-1770).

Full title:
Oval landscape: party of six surveyors, Highlands in distance / P Sandby Inv et fec.
1750, London
Etching / View
Paul Sandby
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Public Domain
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British Library

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