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Dummer, Edmund, -1712
A survey and description of the principal harbours : with their accommodation and conveniences for erecting, moaring, securing and refitting the Navy Royal of England via the rivers of Thames and Medway, containing Chatham and Sheerness Dockyards on the latter, and Woolwich and Deptford on the former : also the port of Portsmouth and Southampton water, with the dockyard on the former, Plymouth sound with the coast of Devonshire to Torbay, with the late erected new dockyard at Hamoze & the Navy Office near Tower-Hill, London : illustrated by general planns and proper views or prospects of each place to which the particular buildings thereof are confin'd : together with an account of the improvements which have been made at each yard since the Revolution, 1688, giving a numericall account of the several kinds of buildings with their quantity and value which by an estimate rate they may be accounted worth to the nation : also an account of the nature and usefullness of the late erected New Docks at Portsmouth and the yard at Plymouth.
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Exact survey of the buildings belonging to the Navy of England
England, 1698.
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1 volume (157 leaves) : illustrations, maps, plans ; 53 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2023 7
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Bound in contemporary crimson morocco, gold ornamental panels on sides, royal crown in center. The spine is lettered: "An exact survey of the buildings belonging to the Navy of England. Done in 1698 P[er] E[dmund] D[ummer]."
Fox, C. "The Ingenious Mr Dummer: Rationalizing the Royal Navy in Late Seventeenth-Century England" In Electronic British Library Journal (2007), article 10, pages 33-51
Manuscript survey of royal dockyards, written in a copper-plate hand, with numerous views, panoramas, plans, and maps drawn in watercolor and pen and ink. A more embellished copy of the manuscript is found at the British Library (King's MS. 43). Dummer retired from his position as Assistant Surveyor to the Navy in 1699, the year the present work was completed. It was intended to commemorate his work for the Navy, and the present volume presumably belonged to Dummer.
Subject Terms:
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Facilities -- Early works to 1800.
Harbors -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Military architecture -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Navy-yards and naval stations -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscript maps.
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