To George III King of Great Britain &c. This View of the Cast-Iron Bridge, near Coalbrook-Dale, in the County of Salop,Is by Permission most respectfully inscribed by his faithful and dutiful Subjects the Coalbrook Dale Company.
London: Published as the Act directs, 4th June 1782, by Ja.s Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street.
Engraving in original frame. 440 x 635mm, 17½ x 25". On stretcher. Some surface wear and toning.
The first iron bridge in the world, designed by T.M. Pritchard and built by Abraham Darby III between 1777-9. Cast in the Darby Ironworks, its single span covered over 100 feet, high enough not to inhibit the river traffic.
[Ref: 13273] £850.00