The West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs, with Greenwich Hospital in the foreground.Drawn in the Camer Obscura of the Royal Observatory.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate 190 x 254mm. 7½ x 10". Trimmed to plate along right-hand edge; crease through image.
A view from the south of the River Thames over the top of Greenwich Hospital, with a view over to the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. The Docks were opened in 1802, in response to a group of powerful businessmen led by Robert Milligan, who were outraged at losses from merchant ships from the West Indies due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves.
See Collage: p5374550. See Ref: 26105.
[Ref: 26104] £60.00