1895 Print over 100 years old Arran Brodick & Goatfell

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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.50.


Entitled – Arran.

Below the picture an inscription read:  
 
 Arran – This island, which belongs to the county of Bute, is about twenty miles long and eleven broad, with a superficial area of 104,000 acres, of which about 15,000 are cultivated.

The scenery is remarkable for its picturesque mountain beauty and colouring.

 The mountains are mostly composed of granite, rising into pinnacles and spires of grotesque forms; or extending downwards in smooth blocks of naked rock.

Towards the summit, they are either destitute of vegetation or invested with a slight covering of Alpine plants and mosses.

In the two chief villages, Brodick and Lamlash, there are perhaps half-a-dozen good sized houses, and two or three hotels of no great magnitude.

There are views here of ever-changing beauty, and mountain rambles of the first Scottish magnitude Moreover, when the setting sun tinges Goatfell with his lingering beam, and its brother peaks stand out strangely clear against the evening sky – while Brodick Bay lies like a mirror, reflecting the fir trees and heather in its motionless bosom – there are not wanting those who say that you may search the world around without finding a scene to rival this in its own peculiar loveliness.

Goatfell, which forms so prominent a feature in this view, is 2,866ft. above the level of the sea, and is the highest mountain in the island.

The summit is composed of mighty rocks, ensconced among which one may crouch in shelter from the searching wind and gaze in comfort at the wild picture around and below.

According to local tradition, the view from Goatfell, on a clear day, extends from Ben Nevis to the Isle of
Man.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is original and not a photocopy.

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