William Byrd II and His Lost History: Engravings of the Americas

Colonial Williamsburg
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An 18th century copperplate illustration, discovered in Oxford in 1929, was used to guide the restoration and reconstruction of several Williamsburg buildings. This information was appreciated but a discovery was made when more copperplates which came to light in 1986 were linked to the 1929 Oxford copperplate.

This book pieces together the mystery of when, how, and why these copperplates were made. The authors link these illustrations to texts written (and to texts now lost) by one of the most prominent Virginians of this period, William Byrd II. Byrd (1674-1744) was a prominent plantation-owner, author, romantic scoundrel, and politician who is generally seen as the founder of the city of Richmond.

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Publisher
Colonial Williamsburg
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Published on
Dec 31, 1993
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780879350888
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques
Biography & Autobiography / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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