A very scarce original engraved print illustrating a view of Aqualate Hall or Aqualate House in Forton, Staffordshire, the Seat of Edwin Skrymsher. (The original aqualate house was rebuilt in the gothic style by John Nash in 1808 but was destroyed by fire in 1910, the present house contains some elements of the original house). This print was published in 1686 for Robert Plot. Drawn and engraved by M. Burghers, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size 26 x 34cm (with centre fold, as issued). Very good condition.
Michael Burghers (c. 1653-1727) was a Dutch line engraver, born in Amsterdam and lived in Oxford, England from 1673. He was commissioned by the aristocracy to create estate plans, illustrations of country houses and maps.