BGI-00625

The Prospect of the Bay and Town St.Antonio (..) - Kip (1732)

  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning, Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1732
  • Overall size: 41.5 x 34.5 cm.
  • Image size: 35 x 25.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled ‚The Prospect of the Bay and Town St.Antonio in Princes Island, as seen from the Road in the Bay‘. The main anchorage in the island of Principe in the Bight of Biafra.  A good view that includes two sailing ships and some notes on the settlement.  Below, a small map of the island, a view from 18 leagues out at sea and two diagrams of fishes caught in the area; an orfie and a cofre de mort (coffin) fish. This print originates from ‘A Collection of Voyages & Travels’ by Awnsham & John Churchill, 1732 edition.

Artists and Engravers: Born in the Netherlands, Johannes Kip settled in England around 1690. He was a topographical engraver most famous for his depictions of country houses in the book; ‘Britannia Illustrata’ on which he collaborated with Leonard Knyff (1707). Although this is his most well known work, he was a prolific artist who worked on many other important projects and commissions, including the illustrations for Churchill’s ‘Voyages’ featured here.