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Docklands

Title
Plan of the London Docks, 1851.
Publisher
Lith. Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1851.
Dimensions
595 by 920mm (23.5 by 36.25 inches).
Price
£1,600
Reference
1454

Description

Hand-coloured lithograph plan, note to plan lower left, view of the London Docks lower right.

Notes

The London docks, situated in Wapping, were built between 1799 and 1815 at a cost exceeding £5.5 million. London by this point had outgrown the wharves on the Thames, and more capacity was desperately needed. The principal architects were Daniel Alexander and John Rennie. The docks specialised in high-value items such as ivory, spices, coffee, cocoa, wine and wool. The docks would later be amalgamated with St. Katherine Docks.

Scale: approx. 42 inches to 1 statute mile.