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[PORT OF LONDON].

The Several Plans and Drawings Referred to in the Third Report from the Select Committee upon the Improvement of the Port of London.

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95253
London, Luke Hansard, 1800
£2,200

These reports were published after a petition from the City for the much needed improvement of the London docks. A committee was then appointed in 1796 and various schemes were proposed. The first report was published in 1796, and second in 1799 and finally this one in 1800.

The engravings when opened out extend from 42 inches to as much as 73 inches, for example the plan for Mr Wilson's proposed Cast iron bridge. There are also various impressive designs for bridges and dock-side developments by Telford and Douglas (4 plans), also by Ralph Dodd (6 plans) and George Dance (7 plans) amongst others, all celebrated architects and engineers of the day. There is also a plan of a proposed double bridge at London Bridge, with drawbridges, and a grand area to the north around the Monument, and a smaller semi-circular area to the south. Includes a copy of Sir Christopher

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Large folio, 21 engraved plates, scattered marginal spotting, 6 being hand-coloured, grey wrappers, paper label on upper cover, housed in modern black cloth foldover box wiith gilt lettered spine.

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