An elevated View of the New Dock in Wapping. / 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, Jany 1 1803.
Physical details
1 print : aquatint with hand-colouring ; platemark 49.4 x 86 cm, on sheet 60 x 93.5 cm.
A bird's-eye-view of the proposed scheme for the docks on the River Thames at Wapping; St Paul's Cathedral in the distance on the left-hand side. Inscription below title reads: 'This view represents the first part of the Works, as they will appear when finished, which are now executing in Wapping near the Tower, by the patriotic exertions of the London Dock Company, for the improvement of the Port of London. The Bason which is here shewn is 1260 feet in length & 690 feet in breadth, containing an Area of 20 Acres, and its object is the accommodation of Vessels employed in every branch of Commerce for which extensive ranges of appropriate Warehouses are preparing within the enclosure. This great public work is conceived on a scale calculated to support the dignity of the Nation, and the important interests of Commerce; and will, when compleated, in conjunction with other magnificent works, either in progress or contemplation, render this Metropolis ultimately the first Port, as it is already the first City in the World'. 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.
London (England)
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