Etched on Devon's Memory

The Etched on Devon’s Memory project ran from 2002-2003 and digitised over 3,500 topographical prints of Devon, dating from 1660-1870.  A catalogue of these, compiled by John Somers Cocks, was published in 1977.  The prints depict a wealth of Devon scenes including landscapes, townscapes, buildings and some interior views. 

All the images are available via the online library catalogue, and are best searched using the Advanced Search options, where there is an option to exclusively search images.  Details on how to get the best from your search are included in the Help Guide under ‘Etched on Devon’s Memory Image Collection’.


The project also created thematic information and a biographical list of illustrators to accompany the images.  These are available as research guides.

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