Thos. Telford, Esq. F.R.S.L.&E.To the Vice Presidents, Members, & Associates of the Incorporated Institution of Civil Engineers. This Print of the President from a Painting by S. Lane in their possession is dedicated with permission by their most obedient Servants Edwd. @Turrell & W. Raddon.
London Jany. 10, 1831, Published by Edmd. Turrell 46 Clarendon Street, Sommers Town W Raddon, 38 Kidmouth Street Regent Square and by the Sectry. of the Institution of Civil Engineers Buckingham Street Strand.
Engraving on india paper, title in open letters, rare. Image 335 x 270mm, 13¼ x 10½". Trimmed to plate; laid to card, some repairs and discolouration to the paper.
Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834), civil engineer, seated and looking away to right, with left hand on papers and charts on a round table beside him, right hand on the arm of his chair, holding spectacles; a view of the Pontcysylte Aqueduct in the background to left. Telford designed and built numerous canals, bridges, roads and harbours throughout Britain. His greatest engineering achievements include the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Bridge. He was a close friend of Thomas Campbell and Robert Southey. In 1820, he became the first president of the Engineers' Institute. After Samuel Lane (1780 - 1859).
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