Title: Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Sarisburiensis, ab Euroaquilone prospectus
Publisher: Londini : typis Richardi Hodgkinsonne
Publication Date: 1673
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Original Etching. Circa 1673. View of Salisbury Cathedral from the North West, with Baptistry at left; several figures walking on paths around the buildings; cartouche at top right, coat of arms with cartouche below at top right; cartouche at top right; illustration to William Dugdale's 'Monasticon Anglicanum' III (London: 1673, p.375). Lettered in cartouche at left with title and at right with dedication by James Herbert; signed in the plate within image at left 'W. Hollar fecit'. Cut impression, with page number lettered below image to the left. 330 x 262 mm. Mounted, framed and glazed with Salisbury's Art Picture House dealer's colour printed label on reverse. Salisbury cathedral is the inspiration for William Golding's novel The Spire, in which the fictional Dean Jocelin makes the building of a cathedral spire his life's work. The construction of the cathedral is an important plot point in Edward Rutherfurd's historical novel Sarum, which explores the historical settlement of the Salisbury area. The cathedral has been mentioned by author Ken Follett as one of two models for the fictional Kingsbridge Cathedral in his historical novel The Pillars of the Earth.