An Elevated View of the New Docks & Warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs near Limehouse for the reception & accommodation of Shipping in the West India Trade / Drawn & Engraved by Wm Daniell.
Daniell, William, 1769-1837, artist, printmaker, publisher.
Publication details
[London] : & Published by him at No9 Cleveland Street Fitzroy Square, London., Octr 15 1802.
Physical details
1 print : aquatint with hand-colouring ; platemark 49.2 x 85.6 cm, on sheet 59.3 x 94.8 cm.
A bird's-eye-view looking over docks in London; the River Thames in the distance; ships sailing and docked in port; warehouses in the centre of the scene. Inscription below title reads: 'representing the General appearance, when finished, of that magnificent & truly national work; of which a great part, by the energy, spirit & perseverance of the Directors appointed to superintend its execution, has actually been compleated in the short space of little more than two years from its commencement In Feby 1800, insomuch that on the 27th Augst 1802 the Thames was permitted to flow into the larger bason which is 2600 feet in length containing and Area of thirty Acres; & two Ships, the Henry Addington & Echo, being the first Vessels admitted, were received amidst the shouts of an immense concourse of spectators assembled to behold a scene so highly interesting to every well-wisher to the prosperity & glory of his Country. The Canal on the left, running parallel to the Docks, is executing by the Corporation of London for the purpose of facilitating the navigation of the River, in affording an opportunity for Shipping to avoid its circuitous & often dangerous course round the Isle of Dogs. A Work co-operating with the other in the same grand Object which is to give at once Activity & Security to the Commerce of the Metropolis'. Dedication reads 'To the Chairman, Deputy Chairman & other Directors of the London Dock Company, this Print is with their permission inscribed buy their Obedient & obliged Servant William Daniell' below inscription.
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