Preston Hall, Aylsford, the Seat of Sir Thomas Colpeper Bt
Coloured engravingpublished 1719
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About the artist
Thomas Badeslade was a topographical artist and mapmaker, based in London. He produced several drawing of country houses for Dr. John Harris’s ‘History of Kent’ (1719) and for other similar publications. He later drew maps for ‘Chorographia Britanniae: or, A New Sett [sic] of Maps of all the Counties in England and Wales’, published as a ‘pocket volume’ in 1754. An advert for the publication describes Badeslade as a ‘surveyor’. He was also concerned with issues around the draining of the Fens and wrote ‘The history of the ancient and present state of the navigation of the port of King's Lyn, and of Cambridge’ (1725). In addition ‘Some Short and Plain Considerations’ by Badeslade were published in the ‘Manchester News-Letter’ in c.1728.
Johannes Kip, an engraver, draughtsman and dealer, was born in Amsterdam in 1653 but later worked in Britain. He was associated with the court of William of Orange and moved to London shortly after William landed in England with his forces in 1688 to claim the English crown. Kip produced a large body of work for British publishers, ‘Britannia Illustrata’ being one of his most important projects.