Samuel Buck

(1696—1779) topographical draughtsman, engraver, and print publisher

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As a young man, Samuel Buck (1696–1779) was commissioned to draw views of towns and country houses in Yorkshire for an uncompleted project of the mapmaker John Warburton. His sketchbook of 1719–23 has been published as Samuel Buck's Yorkshire Sketchbook (1979). He and his brother Nathaniel later achieved fame through their prints, made over a period of 30 years, which they assembled in their Antiquities (2nd edn, 1774). These careful engravings are now a major source for the study of urban topography and of buildings.

Subjects: History.

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