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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 Chatham

Date:
1755
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/8 × 28 13/16 inches (56.2 × 73.2 cm), Plate: 19 11/16 × 26 15/16 inches (50 × 68.5 cm), and Image: 18 11/16 × 25 9/16 inches (47.4 × 65 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered within image, upper center: "A Geometrical Plan. & North West Elevation | Of His Majesty's Dock Yard, at | Chatham, with ye. Village of Brompton adjacent."; 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 Chatham Harbour of the River Medway"; below: "To the most Noble and Purfant, | Peregrine Bertie, Duke of Ancalter, and Kelteben | Marquifs of Lindsey Lord Great Chamberlain of England by Inheritance, a Lord | of the Bedchamber to his Majesty Lord Lieutent,, & Custos Rotulorm,, for Lincolnshire | This Plate is infcribed by his Graces moft humble & Obedient Servt,, Thos. Milton"; below, left: "I. Milton Surv. et delin. According to Act of Parliament"; right: "September the 2d. 1755. Shipping by I. Clevely. P.C. Canot Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.281
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41938
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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, 213, cat. 73, no. 73, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)


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