Pictures in Print
Reference bibliography

Durham maps and prints

Benedikz, Phyllis M., Durham topographical prints up to 1800 (Durham, University Library, 1968)

Durham before the Ordnance Survey, unpublished exhibition catalogue of maps (Durham, University Library, 199?)

Durham Art Gallery, Durham Cathedral artists and images: Durham Cathedral as a visual image, an exhibition to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Durham Cathedral (Durham, 1993)

Durham County Library, Maps of Durham: a catalogue (Durham, 1950, rev. 1960-[69]), duplicated typescript

Durham County Record Office, Durham places in the mid-nineteenth century: an index to the Ordnance Survey, first edition, 6 inches to 1 mile maps (Durham, 1996)

Hall, Marshall, The artists of Northumbria: an illustrated dictionary of Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and North East Yorkshire; painters, sculptors and engravers born between 1625 and 1900, 2nd ed. (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1982)

Hedley, Gill, The picturesque tour in Northumberland and Durham, c.1720-1830, Tyne and Wear Museums exhibition catalogue (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1982)

Hill, D., In Turner's footsteps: through the hills and dales of Northern England (1984)

Hunt, C.J., The book trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860 (Newcastle, 1975), and supplement by P.J. Wallis (1981)

Jones, Derek, Durham Cathedral: topographical prints from 16th to 20th centuries (Sunderland, Sunderland Art Gallery, 1969)

Manley, G[ordon], "Some notes on the maps of the County of Durham in the University Library", Durham University Journal, 27 (1930/32), 127-133

Meadows, Peter, Lost houses of County Durham (Welburn, 1993)

Pevsner, N., County Durham, 2nd ed., rev. by E. Williamson, The buildings of England, 9 (Harmondsworth, 1985)

Rudd, Michael D.C., "The picturesque and landscape appreciation: the development of tourism in the Yorkshire dales & County Durham", University of Durham M.A. thesis, 1990

Ruscoe, J., ed., The churches of the diocese of Durham: a pictorial guide (Bishop Auckland, 1994)

Turner, Ruth, Maps of Durham 1576-1872 in the University Library, Durham, including some other maps of local interest: a catalogue (Durham, 1954), with supplement by A.I. Doyle, 1960

Weston, A.W., "The maps of the County of Durham", Antiquities of Sunderland, 20 (1951), 57-91

Weston, A.W., "The maps of Sunderland 1693-1909", Antiquities of Sunderland, 20 (1951), 116-128

Dictionaries of cartographers, engravers, printers, publishers, etc.


Tooley, R.V., Dictionary of mapmakers (1979). Revised edition, edited by Josephine French and others, vol.1: A-D, vol.2: E-J, vol.3: K-P (Tring, 1999-)

Dictionary of land surveyors and local map-makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850, 2nd ed. by Sarah Bendall (2 vols, London, 1997)

Lister, Raymond, How to identify old maps and globes with a list of cartographers, engravers, publishers and printers concerned with printed maps from c.1500 to c.1850 (London, 1965)

Karrow, R.W., Mapmakers of the sixteenth century and their maps (Chicago, 1993)



Brown, Philip A.H., London publishers and printers c. 1800-1870 (London, 1982)

Bryan, Michael, Bryan's dictionary of painters and engravers (5 vols, London 1903-4)

Engen, R.K., Dictionary of Victorian engravers, print publishers, and their works (Cambridge, 1979)

Engen, R.K., Dictionary of Victorian wood engravers (Cambridge, 1985)

Garton, Robin, ed., British printmakers, 1855-1955 (Devizes, 1992)

Guichard, K.M., British etchers 1850-1940 (London, 1977)

Harding, Brian, A checklist of etchers, engravers, etc., working in Britain before 1900 (1981)

Hunnisett, Basil, An illustrated dictionary of British steel engravers (Aldershot, 1989)

Hall, Marshall, The artists of Cumbria: an illustrated dictionary (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1979)

Lister, R., Prints and printmaking: a dictionary and handbook of the art in nineteenth-century Britain (London, 1984)

Mason, L., Print reference sources: a select bibliography, 18th-20th centuries (Millwood, 1975)

Russell, Ronald, Guide to British topographical prints (Newton Abbot, 1979)

Includes useful appendices of lists of books illustrated with prints, painters and draughtsmen, and engravers, etchers, and lithographers


Printers and publishers

Dictionaries of the printers & booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland 1557-1775, by H. Plomer and others (London, 1972)

Convenient collection in one vol. of several dictionaries originally published separately

Maxted, I., The British book trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and apprentices (Exeter, 1983)

-----------, The London book trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members (Folkestone, 1977)

Todd, W.B., A directory of printers & others in allied trades: London and vicinity 1800-1840 (London, 1972)

Twyman, M., A directory of London lithographic printers 1800-1850 (1976)

British book trade index experimental printout (Wylam, 1991)

Map and atlas bibliographies

Chubb, Thomas, The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland: a bibliography, 1579-1870 (London, 1927)

Skelton, R.A., County atlases of the British Isles 1579-1850: a bibliography (London, 1970)

Hodson, Donald, County atlases of the British Isles published after 1703, vols 1-3 (Tewin, London, 1984-97)

v.1. Atlases published 1704 to 1742, and their later editions

v.2. ------- 1743 to 1763

v.3. ------- 1764-1789

Rodger, E.M., The large scale county maps of the British Isles 1596-1850 (Oxford, 1972)

Whitaker, Harold, The Harold Whitaker collection of county atlases, road-books & maps presented to the University of Leeds; a catalogue (Leeds, 1947)

Fordham, H.G., The road-books & itineraries of Great Britain 1570-1850 (Cambridge, 1924)

Harley, J.B., Maps for the local historian: a guide to the British sources (London, 1972)

Klein, Christopher M., Maps in eighteenth-century British magazines : a checklist (Chicago : Newberry Library, 1989)

Wallis, Helen, ed., Historians' guide to early British maps, Guides and handbooks, Royal Historical Society, 18 (London, 1994)

Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum (3 vols. London, 1844)

For Durham, vol.1 pp. 338-358


County map bibliographies

(indexes can be helpful for dating purposes)

Burden, Eugene, Printed maps of Berkshire, 1574-1900 (4 vols. Ascot, 2000)

Chandler, John, ed., Printed maps of Wiltshire 1787-1844: a selection of topographical road and canal maps in facsimile, Wiltshire Record Society 52 (Trowbridge, 1998)

Harvey, P.D.A. & Thorpe, H., The printed maps of Warwickshire 1576-1900 (Warwick, 1959)

Whitaker, Harold, A descriptive list of the maps of Northumberland, 1576-1900 (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1949)

Whitaker, Harold, A descriptive list of the printed maps of Yorkshire and its ridings, 1577-1900 (Wakefield, 1933)


Other useful reference works for dating maps

Carter, E.F., An historical geography of the railways of the British Isles (London, 1959)

Awdry, Christopher, Encylopaedia of British railway companies (1990)

Hoole, K.K., North-East England, Forgotten Railways series (Newton Abbot, 1973)

Cook, R.A., North Eastern railway historical maps (1975)

Prints bibliographies

Abbey, J.R., Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey: a bibliographical catalogue (London, 1952)

Holloway, M., Steel engravings in nineteenth century British topographical books: a bibliography (London, 1977)

Local prints bibliographies

(can be useful for dating purposes)

Cocks, J.V. Somers, ed., Devon topographical prints (1977)

Adams, Bernard, London illustrated, 1604-1851: a survey and index of topographical books and their plates (London, 1983)

General and regional topographical reference works

Anderson, J.P., The book of British topography: a classified catalogue of the topographical works in the library of the British Museum (London, 1881)

Cox, E.G., A reference guide to the literature of travel (3 vols, Seattle, 1935-49)

Fussell, G.E., The exploration of England: a select bibliography of travel and topography, 1570-1815 (London, 1935)

Holmes, Michael, The country house described: an index to the country houses of Great Britain and Ireland (Winchester, 1986)

Humphreys, A.L., A handbook to county bibliography (1917)

National Art Library, A bibliography of pre-19th century topographical works, including facsimile editions, relating chiefly to England, Scotland and Wales in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 1977)

Upcott, W., A bibliographical account of the principal works relating to English topography (3 vols. London, 1818)

Hodgson, H.W., A bibliography of the history and topography of Cumberland and Westmorland (Carlisle, 1968)

Maps - background reading

Delano-Smith, Catherine & Kain, R.J.P., English maps: a history (London, 1999)

Kain, R.J.P. & Baigent, E., The cadastral map in the service of the state: a history of property mapping (Chicago, 1992)

Tyacke, Sarah, ed., English map making 1500-1650: historical essays (London, 1983)

Prints - studies of individual artists, engravers, authors or collections

Ackermann: Ford, J., Ackermann 1783-1983: the business of art (1983)

Buck: Hyde, R., The town panoramas of Samuel and Nathaniel Buck (1994)

Girtin: Girtin, T., and Loshak, D., The art of Thomas Girtin. With a catalogue (1954)

Hair: Glendinning, Douglas, The art of mining. Thomas Hair's watercolours of the Great Northern Coalfield (Newcastle, 2000)

Heath: Heath, J., The Heath family of engravers, 2 vols (Aldershot, 1993)

Hearne: Morris, D., Thomas Hearne and his landscape (1989)

Hollar: Pennington, Richard, A descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar (1982)

Jewitt: Broomhead, Frank, The book illustrations of Orlando Jewitt (Pinner, 1995).

Prout: Lockett, R., Samuel Prout, 1783-1852 (1985)

Sandby: Robertson, B., The art of Paul Sandby (New Haven, 1985)

Stanfield: Tyne & Wear Museums Service, The spectacular career of Clarkson Stanfield, 1793-1867 (1979)

Stukeley: Piggott, S., William Stukeley: an eighteenth century antiquary, 2nd ed., 1985

Turner: Rawlinson, W.G., The engraved work of J.M.W. Turner, 2 vols (1908)

Westall: Westall, R.J., "The Westall brothers", Turner studies, 4 no 1 (summer 1984), 23-38

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne: Philipson, John, "Del. et sculp.: The society's collection of engraved copperplates" Archaelogia Aeliana 5th ser. vol. xx, 147-152

Prints - background reading

Andrews, M., The search for the picturesque: landscape aesthetics and tourism in britian 1760-1800 (Aldershot, 1989)

Clayton, T., The English print: 1688-1802 (New Haven, 1997)

Cosgrove, D., and Daniels, S., The iconography of landscape: essays on the symbolic representation, design and use of past environments (Cambridge, 1988)

Daniels, S., Fields of vision: landscape imagery and national identity in England and the United States (Oxford, 1993)

Dyson, A., Pictures to print: the nineteenth-century engraving trade (1984)

Everett, N., The Tory view of landscape (1994)

Fawcett, T., The rise of English provincial art: artists, patrons and institutions outside London (Oxford, 1974)

Griffiths, Antony, The print in Stuart Britain 1603-1689 (1998)

Grigson, G., Britain observed: the landscape through artists' eyes (London, 1975)

Gross, A., Etching, engraving and intaglio printing (London, 1973)

Harris, J, The artist and the country house, 2nd ed. (1985)

Harris, J., The Palladians (1981)

Helsinger, E., Rural scenes and national representation: Britain 1815--1850 (Princeton, 1997)

Hemingway, A., Landscape imagery and urban culture in early nineteenth-century Britain (Cambridge, 1992)

Hind, A.M., A history of engraving and etching (1908)

Hyde, R., Gilded scenes and shining prospects: prospects and panoramas of British towns, 1575-1900 (New Haven, 1985)

Kennedy, A.J., British topographical print series in their social and economic context, c.1720-c.1840 (2 vols. University of London Ph.D. thesis, 1998)

Klonk, C., Science and the perception of nature: British landscape art in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (New Haven, 1996)

Kriz, K.D., The idea of the English landscape painter: genius as alibi in the early nineteenth century (New Haven, 1997)

Mitchell, W.J.T., Landscape and power (Chicago, 1994)

Moir, E., The discovery of Britain: the English tourists 1540-1840 (1964)

Ousby, I., The Englishman's England: taste, travel and the rise of tourism (Cambridge, 1990)

Parris, L, and Shields, C., Landscape in Britain c.1750-1850 (1973)

Payne, C., Toil and plenty: images of the agricultural landscape in England, 1780-1890 (New Haven, 1993)

Prideaux, S.T., Aquatint engraving (London, 1909)

Rosenthal, M. and others, eds, Prospects for the nation: recent essays in British landscape (New Haven, 1997)

Russell, Ronald, Guide to British topographical prints (Newton Abbot, 1979)

Smiles, S., The image of antiquity: ancient Britain and the romantic imagination (New Haven, 1994)

Trinder, B., The making of the industrial landscape (1982)

Twyman, M., Lithography 1800-1850: the techniques of drawing on stone in England and France and their application in works of topography (London, 1970)

Vaughan, J., The English guide book, c.1780-1870 (Newton Abbot, 1974)

Prints - technical

Gascoigne, B., How to identify prints (1987)

Gaskell, Roger, "Printing house and engraving shop", The book collector, 53.2 (2004), 213-251.

Cataloguing standards

Betz, E.W., Graphic materials: rules for describing original items and historical collections (Library of Congress, 1982)

Stibbe, Hugo, et. al., Cartographic materials: a manual of interpretation for AACR2, prepared by the Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials (Chicago, 1982)

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