Rare Invoice of a Wapping chartseller

By WATSON, Michael, 1845 


Art & Architecture
  • Author: WATSON, Michael
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: 340 Wapping, near the Hermitage Stairs
  • Publication date: 1845.
  • Physical description: Invoice with engraved header.
  • Inventory reference: 12848


An invoice from Michael Watson, Stationer, Book & Chart Seller”, at 340 Wapping, near the Hermitage Stairs, for the supply of a log book and other items to Captain Weare of the barque Albion”. Michael Watson was the General and Twopenny Post Receiver” in Wapping from 1805 until after 1849. His handwritten receipt has a printed header including his name and address as well a female maritime figure seated upon an anchor with ships in the background. A rare ephemeral survival.