A Voyage Round Great Britain: The Highlands and Islands…in the footsteps of William Daniell


by David Addey

Praise for David Addey:

‘Addey’s minute attention to detail perhaps reflects his training as an architect, and it is not surprising that his work can be found in a number of international galleries. This is the kind of book you can dip into at leisure and still learn something of Britain’s heritage’ – Lloyds List

‘A richly visual work which underlies how moving the passage of time is’ – The Mail on Sunday

Hardback: 112 pages

Publisher: Spellmount Limited, 2000

Language: English

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Between the years 1813 and 1823 the artist William Daniell travelled round the coast of Great Britain, starting at Land’s End and finishing there ten years later. During this time he recorded many of the harbours, headlands and coastal features which were then engraved and published in eight volumes. David Addey is retracing Daniell’s steps and recording, wherever possible, the same views as they are today.

This volume covers the fifth and sixth stages of Addey’s journey, from the Isle of Arran to Thurso, and includes the islands of Mull and Skye, the Outer Hebrides and the Highland coast.

David’s engravings are here produced in black and white with extracts from his diary describing the scenes.¬†

David Addey’s works are in watercolour and depict the same scenes in a traditional and recognisable manner and are accompanied by his comments on the changes that have taken place over the years.

This if the third volume of a fascinating record for local historians, artists, travellers and all those interested in the coastline of Great Britain.

Please note: while there are two preceding volumes to this one, it’s not necessary¬†to read them first to enjoy this book.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 1.6 × 22.3 cm

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