Title: Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Creator: Giacomo Leonardis, after a painting by Antonio de Bittio

Description: Engraving of the Giant’s Causeway, an area of columnar basalt on the coast of Northern Ireland. Its name comes from the legend that it was built by the Irish giant Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill) across to Scotland to fight a Scottish giant.

This image was originally published in A series of plates representing the most extraordinary and interesting basaltic mountains, caverns and causeways in the known world. Fifty engravings (London: John Manson, 1825).

Date: 1807

Format: Black and white engraving

Archive reference: LDGSL/1105 no.2

Image reference: 05-24

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)

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