“The most notable antiquity of great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng, on Salisbury plain, restored, by inigo Jones efq Architect General to the King, to which are added the Chorea Gigantum…” was published in 1725 in London. The general subject of this book is the conclusion that Stonehenge was not built by the ancient Britains but was in fact a Roman temple of the Tuscan order to the sky god Coelus. The book contains many letters to the king and illustrations about Stonehenge.
The Book has a clear structure. It has around 22 illustrations (mostly sketches), approximately 400 pages and is divided in the following chapters:
-Memorial of Inigo Jones and Letters to each other
-Letters to the Majesty
-Letters to the Danes
-Stone-Heng a Roman work and Temple
Besides some waters spots the book is in good condition. The book`s cover is made of brown leather and some seals are barely visible on the front cover in form of a frame with ornaments around it. The first letter of each chapter, also known as an initial, is a beautifully drawn and very detailed ornament. The same drawing style can be found through the book in the big illustrations. They are all made with a very thin black ink line.
Measurements: 5cm × 24cm × 36 cm
# 19-918-473 #129