Saturday, March 22, 2014

British Itinerary

This edition of Coltman's British Itinerary was published about 1810. It offered routes of travel from one part of Great Britain to another.

This copy is now in the Tate Gallery in London, where it is called Devonshire Coast No. 1 Sketchbook – because this copy was used both as a practical guide and as a sketchbook in 1811 by the famous painter J.M.W. Turner. Traveling slowly through southern England in search of subjects, he made pencil sketches on blank pages in his copy of the book, using other blank pages for drafts of poems.

Trees, Cornwall

Draft of Turner's poetry

Trees, Devonshire

Hulks of Warships

Glastonbury Tor

Index to the Cross Roads

Place Names