The viewpoint is looking along the Tadcaster Road towards Micklegate and York itself. Forty five notable places are listed in the key below, including the names of many prominent individuals’ residences. The view is dedicated to Sir William Millner and Edward Thompson, both members in Parliament for York. The arms of the city appear upper left, with the sword of state and the Lord Mayor’s cap and mace upper right above the scale. Below this is a delightful image of the York racecourse complete with stand for spectators, scaffold and even the roller for the course! The whole was engraved by Benjamin Cole (1695-1766); at least we presume so from the date. He was however an instrument maker, it was his father of the same name (1667-1729) who was an engraver although he died in 1729. It is possible that it is to the father that this must be attributed. A proof state exists lacking the imprint which was discovered in the 1980s. There also exists a later state bearing the imprint of Richard Caldwell of which just two examples are known: the Royal Collection at Windsor and in the Bodleian Library. Of this first state ONLY ONE OTHER EXAMPLE IS RECORDED, in the British Library. Provenance: private English collection. Refer Hyde (1985) no. 25; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).