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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

Geometrical Plan of his Majesty's Dockyard, at Chatham

Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
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)

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:
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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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