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Montage entitled 'The Most Famous Buildings in the World', showing a variety of well-known architectural landmarks from across the globe

RIBA31368
SOURCE: The Boy's Own Paper, (London, 1880s). NOTES: This image is based on an earlier drawing by Charles Robert Cockerell entitled 'The Professor's Dream' (1848) (see RIBA95743) and includes many of the same buildings with a number of additions. Buildings depicted here include St Peter's Basilica, the Taj Mahal, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Florence Cathedral, Bramante's Tempietto,The Pantheon, Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Crystal Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum, Arc de Triomphe and a wide variety of temples, obelisks, columns, spires and domes.

Drawings from 'A sketchbook in Egypt and Jordan': stepped pyramid, Saqqara

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NOTES: This double-page spread from the sketchbook also includes a photograph of Mary Mason Jones at Sakkara.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view of the gardens showing Vanbrugh's Pyramid to the left and a tree-lined walk to the right

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Bridgeman, Charles (d.1738)
SOURCE: Sarah Bridgeman. A General plan of the woods, park and gardens of Stowe the seat of ... Viscount Cobham with several perspective views in the gardens dedicated to his Lordship (London, 1739), pl. 4 NOTES: The stepped pyramid shown here was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and is believed to have been one of the last garden buildings he built at Stowe. It is known to have been in place by 1724.

Pyramids, Giza

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