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Creator:
Print made by Pierre Charles Canot, ca. 1710–1777, French, active in Britain
after Thomas Milton, active 1739–1756, British
shipping by John Cleveley the elder, ca. 1712–1777, British
Title:

Geometrical Plan of his Majesty's dockyard, at Sheerness

Date:
1755
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/8 × 28 11/16 inches (56.2 × 72.8 cm), Plate: 19 13/16 × 26 15/16 inches (50.4 × 68.5 cm), and Image: 18 7/8 × 25 9/16 inches (48 × 64.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark

Lettered within image, upper center: "A Geometrical Plan, Weft Elevation | Of His Majefty's Dock Yard and Garrison, at | Sheernefs, with the Ordnance Wharfe & c."; center left: extensive inscriptions of references to the plan; center: extensive inscriptions; center right: extensive inscriptions of references to the plan; lower center: "Part of the River Medway"; below: "To the Honble Lewis Monfon Watson | Knight of the Shire for the County of Kent, and | Auditor of the Impreft This Plate is | humbly Infcribed; by his most Obedient Servt,, Tho Milton."; below, left: "Tho. Milton Surv. et del. Publish'd according to Act of"; right: "Parliamt. 14 April 1755. Shipping by I. Clevely. P.C. Canot Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.278
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41930
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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 207, 209-12, cat. 72, no. 72, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)


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