Vallum Romanum or, the history and antiquities of the Roman wall, commonly called the Picts wall, in Cumberland and Northumberland, built by Hadrian and Severus, the Roman Emperors, Seventy Miles in Length, to keep out the Northern picts and scots. In three books. I. Contains the ancient State of the wall, with an Account of the Legionary and Auxiliary Forces employed here in building of it; and the eighteen Cities or Stationary Towns standing thereon, called the Stations per Lincam Valli, with eighty-one Castles, and three Hundred and sixteen Forts, still visible. II. Contains a large Account of the present State of the Walls, and Military Roads, more particularly that now re-edifying at a National Expence, for the Passage of Troops and Carriages from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne. III. Contains a compleat Collection of the Roman Inscriptions and Sculptures, which have hitherto been discovered on or near the Wall, with the Letters engraved in their proper Shape, and proportionate Size, and the Reading thereof explained in Words at Length. As also an historical Account of them, with explanatory and critical Observations. Collected and abstracted from all Writers on the same Subject, as an Inducement to the young Nobility and Gentry of Great-Britain, to make the Tour of their native Country, before they visit foreign Parts. To which are added, Two Letters from the late Hon. and Learned Roger Gale, to the Compiler, relating to Roman Antiquities in the North of England. The Whole illustrated with a Map of the Walls, Military Ways, and Stations, laid down by a new Geometrical Survey, and near two Hundred other Sculptures on Copper-Plates. By John Warburton, Esq; Somerset Herald, and F. R. S

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Warburton, John
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for J. Millan, at Charing-Cross; J. Robinson, in Ludgate-Street; R. Baldwin, in Pater-Noster-Row; and J. Swan, near Northumberland-House, in the Strand 1753, M.DCC.LIII. [1753]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T145960. - Price from imprint: price 10s. 6d. in Boards. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The dedication is engraved. - With a list of subscribers
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (viii,[8],166,[6]p.,plates) map 4°