A View of the Mouth of a Coal Pit near Broseley, in Shropshire.
Published Feb.y 1.st 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell No. 90 Cheapside London.
Copper engraving, title in open letters, 405 x 550mm. 16 x 21½". Three worm holes; full margins.
Labourers, horses and a donkey are shown beside a large winching device and tall chimney. The area surrounding the village of Broseley, Shropshire, was central to the coal mining industry. Abraham Darby I (c 1678-1717) developed coke smelting in nearby Coalbrookdale, which revolutionised the production of iron, and helped start the Industrial Revolution. One of a series of six engravings of industry in the area published by the Boydells. After George Robertson (1747 - 1788).
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