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Die Koenigl, Flotte u: Fischerey von Gross - Britannien. . . .

  • ARTIST: Thomas Baston

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Homann Heirs, Nuremberg.

  • MEDIUM: Handcolored copper plate engraving,

    DATE: c.1740.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 18 1/8 x 21 3/4" (474 x 554 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: The six scenes shown, top to bottom, right to left, are Royal George; Barfleur; Britannia; ships coming about; three different types of fishing: herring, cod, and whale; and the Greenland Whale Fishery. These images were taken from earlier published prints by T. Bowles after drawings by T. Baston.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some minor splitting and rubbing along centerfold and small tear 1/4" into image. Original color.


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