Rare view of the Citadel of Plymouth
A large and impressive copper engraved view of the Citadel of Plymouth, draw by Sandford Mace and engraved by Charles Mosley. Shows the Citadel from the sea side, two large ships right, and boat in harbour behind the pier, another one behind the battlement. With features such as Guardhouse, Storekeeper's House, New Harbour etc., labelled with small letter, key below, with list of Governors either side of dedication and coat of arms. Inset plan of 'Plymouth Sound' top right, and a view of ships in the Sound top left with key.
Evidence of two vertical old folds, tear in lower centerfold backed, horizontal tear from centrefold into the image backed. Overall still good conditions for a separate published engraving.
Charles Mosley was an English engraver based in London during the first half of the 18th century.
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Charles Mosley: The Citadel of Plymouth.
Antique map of Plymouth. Printed in London in the year 1750.
British Isles - Mosley, Charles - The Citadel of Plymouth