This catalogue was built up over many years by Colin Nunn, proprietor of Maggs in Falmouth, a print and picture seller. Colin developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of images of Cornwall. To help him remember all the variations, he started recording them with simple photographs. The result is this catalogue.
In his own words:
I have collated the following catalogue as a guide to collectors, historians and researchers who require to know the extent of prints issued for the county of Cornwall over the years 1750 - 1850 and further to be able to trace the print back to its source for its letterpress description.
From many years dealing in Antiquarian prints I am conscious of the fact there will be many I have not recorded and am constantly surprised at the quantity of printed ephemera and prints issued over such a short period but would suggest the catalogue of some 950 prints there will not be many that will be quoted as ‘not known by Nunn’.
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