The West View of White Castle in the County of Monmouth
West view of White Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales, showing a central core surrounded by a water-filled moat and further defended by an outer curtain wall.
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Inscribed in ink on verso: Got 7th June 1779 from Rev.d Mr. Archdall. A.C.
Inscribed in print l.r.: Vol. VL.pa.226.
Title inscribed in print l.c. on sheet.
This engraving is of interest because of the inscription on the back which shows that the 20 years old Austin Coooper was already interested in antiquities, and also was in contact with one of the leading ecclesiastical historians of the day, the Revd. Mervyn Archdall, who was later to write "Monasticon Hibernicum" (1786).
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; image 7.3 x 13.7 cm., within frame 7.5 x 13.9 cm., on sheet 9.7 x 17 cm.