Waymouth, or Sands-Foot Castle.
Publish'd July 1790 by J. Fittler, London & I. Love, Waymouth.
Etching and aquatint, paper watermarked for J. Whatman, with large margins, scarce. 260 x 300mm, 10¼ x 11¾". Some spotting, mostly marginal; tatty extremities. Upper platemark weakened.
A storm with the thunder and lightening and heavy seas at Sandsfoot Castle, Dorset; walkers on the shore fee for shelter. One of Henry VIII's Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built in the 1530s to the west of Weymouth, it sits opposite its contemporary Portland Castle. Together these two forts put the whole of Portland harbour and the roads, within range of their artillery, thus protecting shipping from foreign raiders, and to prevent an invading landing force from forming up offshore. From the oblong folio 'Views of Waymouth' (1791, 12 plates) after J. Nixon, A. Beaumont; T. Morris, F. Bowles, and J. Love.
See BL Maps C.10.a.15. See item 22300 for titlepage.
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