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Docks Plate CCIII

Date: 1830-1842
Dimensions:
Overall: 273 x 210 mm, 0.008 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Steel engraving
Object No: 00019709
Place Manufactured:Edinburgh

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    Description
    This engraving featured in the 7th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published between 1830 and 1842. The plate features eight illustrations relating to dry docks, including the entrance of a dock with a floating dam; the entrance of a dock with swinging gates; a plan and elevation of the entrance of the dock with wicket gates; a sectional elevation view of a dock; and a transverse section of a roof over the head of a double dock at Plymouth (designed by Sir R Seppings and erected in 1817). This engraving probably featured in the 7th edition ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature’ published in 1842.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Docks Plate CCIII

    Primary title: ENGRAVING OF DRY DOCKS ENTITLED `DOCKS', DRAWN BY W EDYE, PUBLISHED BY ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

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