The view features Samuel Buck in the foreground showing his drawing with Ralph Thoresby, possibly Warburton and another companion. Two further figures attend their horses. An example of the finished engraving resides at the Society of Antiquaries, London and another believed to be in the British Library. The example offered here is a previously UNRECORDED PROOF STATE. For this a dedication to Lord Carmarthen fills the blank space lower centre. A semi circle is removed from the image immediately above to help accommodate the Lord’s Arms. A total of ten different views were produced from this ‘first’ series. Hyde states “the mortality rate for each of the early two-sheet engravings has been extraordinarily high. I have seen no more than two copies of any one. This may have been because of their large dimensions. The temptation would have been to use them as wall decoration (hung unframed as was the fashion) rather than mount them in blank guard books where they would have been protected.” Provenance: private English collection. Hyde (1985) p. 103; Hyde (1994) p. 12.